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Supplement to the 1972 Catalogue

[Image above: Kaspar van Baerle (Barleus). Rervm per octennivm in Brasilia et alibi nuper gestarum, sub praefectura illustrissimi comitis I. Mavritti, nassoviae, &c. comitis… Historia. Res Brasiliae. Amstelodami, J. Blaev, 1647.]

Several of the documents listed below are from the Lilly Library's Mendel collection, in particular the Latin American Mss. Brazil. For more information, see:

Lilly Library exhibit catalogues of additional interest and available on-line are: The Bernardo Mendel Collection and Indians of Latin America

Bry, Theodor de, and family [Grande voyages]. Frankfurt: 1590-1634.

Lilly Library call number: E141 .B915 v.1

Engraving by Theodor de Bry Engraving by Theodor de Bry

The narrative and images in the third volume of de Bry's Americae tertia pars (1592) are based on Hans Staden's Warhaftig Historia (1557) and Jean de Léry's Histoire d'un voyage (1578). (See nos. 9 and 28 in 1972 catalog.) De Bry's engravings based on Staden's crude woodcuts are more detailed and sensational in the representation of Brazilian anthropophagy.

Vieira, António. "Cartas Originais do Padre António Vieira, S.J. – 1654--1688" stamped in gold on spine. 4 letters in red Morocco clam shell case. Addressed to the Father Superior Francisco Antônio de Lira Barros. Contents: 1) 1654, May 14. draft, 8p. Concerning the "bom governo da missão in Maranhao"; 2) 1677, Apr. 10 A.L.S. 5p. Includes commentary on the deaths of friends Padres Manoel Nunez, Salvador do Valle, Bento Alvarez, and Friar Simão; 3) 1679, Feb. 1. A.L.S. 3p.; 4) 1688, Aug. 10. A.L.S. 5p. Letter written when Vieira was Visitor-General of the Jesuit missions in Brazil. [Boxer mss. II]

Vieira, António. Sermam que pregou o R. P. Antonio Vieira da Copanhia [Companhia] de Jesu, na Igreja das Chagas, em a festa q se fez a S. Antonio, aos 14 de Set*ebro de 642 [1642]: tendose publicado as Cortes pera o dia seguinte. [Lisboa?: 1642?]

Lilly Library call number: BX1756 .V6 S44

Vieira, António. Sermão que pregou o R. P. Antonio Vieira da Companhia de Iesus na Capella Real o primeiro dia de ianeiro do anno de 1642. Lisbon: Na officina de Lourenco de Anueres, 1642.

Lilly Library call number: BX1756 .V6 S46

Vieira, António. Sermam, que pregou o P. Antonio Vieira da Companhia de Iesus na misericordia da Bahia de todos os santos em dia da visitação de Nossa Senhora Orago da Casa: assistindo o Marques de Montaluão Visorrey duquelle estado do Brasil, & foy primeiro, que ouuio naquella prouincia. Lisboa: Na officina de Domingos Lopes Rosa, anno 1646.

Lilly Library call number: BX1756 .V6 S45

Santa Teresa, João José de. Istoria delle guerre del regno del Brasile…

In Roma, Nella Stamperia degl' Eredi del Corbelletti, 1698. 2 parts bound in one volume. Two full-page portraits and 23 maps and views.

Full page portrait of Pedro II, King of Portugal, 1667-1706 Full page portrait of João IV, King of Portugal, 1640-1656

First edition of an authoritative account of the Dutch-Portuguese colonial war which lasted until 1662, when Holland signed a peace treaty with Portugal by which all territorial claims in Brazil were abandoned in exchange for a cash indemnity and certain commercial privileges. Borba de Moraes stated the following on this volume: "The Guerre del…Brazil is one of the most sumptuous works published in the XVII century about a Brazilian subject. It was subsidized with 5 thousand 'cruzados' by D. Pedro II, and the most famous engravers of the time did the engraving....The 'Santa Teresa,' as it is known among the bibliophiles, is difficult to find complete and in good condition. Taunay considers it "one of the most costly of the seiscentista pieces…when in perfect condition, and with all the magnificent maps and engravings that adorn it." (Bibliographia Brasiliana II, 231.)

Pedro II, King of Portugal, to Superintendent of the Mines, José Vaz Pinto.

Three letters: one dated February 23, 1703 and two dated May 7, 1703. [Latin American Mss. Brazil]

Castello de Vide, Bernardino de. Aspecto material e politico das missões dos frades regulares da provincia da piedade nas regiões do Maranhão, Grande Pará e Rio Amazonas.... 1709.
Title Page Mouth of the Amazon

The first seven leaves of this short manuscript by the Portuguese Franciscan discuss the missions of the province of Piedade. The last four constitute a separate work. Included is a small map of the region around the mouth of the Amazon River. [Latin American mss. Brazil]

Sousa, Manoel [Caetano] de. "Cartas Originais de El Rey e Varios Ministros," gold stamped on spine of volume. Original Letters to the Superintendent of the Mint of Rio de Janeiro. 1695-1721. 155 D.S. Contemporary leather covered boards. [Boxer mss. II]

Julião, Carlos. Riscos iluminados de figurinhos de brancos e negros dos uzos do Rio de Janeiro e Serro do Frio: Aquarelas por Carlos Julião. Introdução histórica e catálogo descritivo por Lygia da Fonseca Fernandes da Cunha. Rio de Janeiro: Biblioteca Nacional, 1960.

Unbound sheets laid in a red cloth portfolio.

Sample watercolor of 18th century society in Minas Gerais Sample watercolor of 18th century society in Minas Gerais

A commemorative series in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Infante Dom Henrique. Watercolors of 18th-century society in Minas Gerais. Representations of the white upper class, government overseers, slaves as mine workers, street vendors and litter bearers.

Hartleben, Wilhelm. Reise Nach Brasilien, 1832. [Latin American mss. Brazil]

Manuscript bound in red leather with pencil illustrations in margins.

The Stuart Mss., 1730-1841, are the papers of Sir Charles Stuart, who was Baron de Rothesay and served as a British diplomat in Brazil. He negotiated the recognition of Brazilian independence by Portugal and treaties on the abolition of the Brazilian slave trade and on Anglo-Brazilian commerce. His archive contains documents relating to his diplomatic mission in Brazil as well as private correspondence. For a more complete view, consult: Notable items in the collection include:

Boxer Mss. is an archive that includes personal papers, publications and manuscripts of British historian Charles R. Boxer (1904-2000). A military officer, Boxer served in Japan and China and was a POW in Japan from 1941 to 1945. Later, as an academic, he wrote extensively on the Portuguese presence in East Asia during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He also wrote a seminal book on the Dutch presence in Brazil in the seventeenth century and articles on race relations in Brazil.

His archive can be found at The following is a sampling from his large collection of correspondence.

The Boxer Mss. Writings contains articles, books and lectures prepared by Boxer. The following are two interesting examples.

Carmen Miranda. Authorized edition. Racine, Wisc.: Whitman Publishing Co., c1942.

Two paper dolls with 10 leaves of costumes to cut out. "Clothes designed by Ruth Ruhman" appears on leaf number one. From the library of Elisabeth Ball.

Carmen Miranda cut-out dolls
John Ford

Ford Mss.

The John Ford archive contains films, scripts, correspondence and other materials, including Brasiliana based on the Ford Mission sent to Latin America during WWII by the Office of Strategic Services. There Ford and his crew made 16mm documentaries in conjunction with Nelson Rockefeller's Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs. One of the principal items in the collection is a leather-bound photo album with hundreds of specially prepared black and white photographs of major cities throughout Brazil. Each photograph bears a typewritten caption in English. This is an official volume produced for the director. A medallion commemorating the 1889 proclamation of the Republic is affixed to the cover. [Bound volume 17. Photographs. Miscellaneous]

Navegação aérea with Welles coming out the plane's door

Welles Mss. The Orson Welles archive contains radio and film scripts, personal correspondence, photographs and others materials. See:

The Brasiliana part of the collection pertains to Welles's work with Nelson Rockefeller's Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs during WWII. In 1942, Welles traveled to Latin America as a goodwill ambassador for Rockefeller. From the Urca Casino in Rio, he broadcast two radio shows on Brazil, which became the template for his New York-based Hello Americans radio broadcast that began after his return to the United States. His main project in Brazil was to make two segments of a feature-length documentary about Latin America to be called It's All True. The Welles archive contains scripts and photographs based on the project. Other It's All True documents include research materials on Brazil specifically prepared for Welles. It's All True focused on carnival celebrations in Rio and the true story of four jangadeiros who sailed from Fortaleza to Rio to ask President Vargas's help to better economic conditions in the Northeast. Welles was especially interested in samba, which he prominently featured in his film as well as in his radio shows from Brazil. The documents in this archive demonstrate Welles' research interest in these and other subjects.

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