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Historia tragico-maritima em que se escrevem chronologicamente os naufragios que tiveraõ as naos de Portugal, depois que se poz em exercicio a navegaçaõ da India

Bernardo Gomes de Brito. Historia tragico-maritima, Em que se escrevem chronologicamente os Naufragios que tiveraõ as Naos de Portugal, depois que se poz em exercicio a Navegaçaõ da India. Tomo primeiro[-segundo]. Lisbon: Congregação do Oratorio, 1735. [Tragic History of the Sea, in which are recorded in chronological order the shipwrecks of Portuguese vessels after setting out from India. Volume one [-two].

A collection of eyewitness accounts of Portuguese shipwrecks, many of which occurred along the African coastline. The volume is turned to the first account, Relação da muito notável perda do Galeão grande S. João (Report of the very notable loss of the great galleon St. John), about the tragic demise of Manoel de Sousa Sepúlveda. The anonymous author describes the travails of travelers returning to Portugal from Portuguese India who are shipwrecked off the coast of Natal, South Africa.