Livro náutico, c. 1590


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The Livro náutico is a collection of manuscripts bound in two volumes, with 86 and 144 folios respectively, and dating between 1575 and 1625. It is presently located in the Biblioteca Nacional in Lisbon.  It contains much important data pertaining to the organization of the part of the Spanish Armada of 1588 that was fitted in Lisbon, and several lists containing armament and victuals for India naus.  It is unpublished.


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Livro náutico, anonimous manuscript in the Codex 2257 in the Secção de Reservados of the Biblioteca Nacional de Lisboa. 

Domingues, Francisco Contente, "Documents on Portuguese Naval Architecture (late 16th-early 17th century). A general overview." in Alves, Francisco, ed., Proceedings of the International Symposium 'Archaeology of Medieval and Modern Ships of Iberian-Atlantic Tradition', Lisbon, September 1998. Lisbon, Portugal: IPA, 2001.


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