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Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500-1800$
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Daniela Bleichmar, Paula De Vos, Kristin Huffine, and Kevin Sheehan

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804753586

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804753586.001.0001

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The Indies of Knowledge, Or the Imaginary Geography of the Discoveries of Gold in Brazil

The Indies of Knowledge, Or the Imaginary Geography of the Discoveries of Gold in Brazil

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(p.178) Chapter Nine The Indies of Knowledge, Or the Imaginary Geography of the Discoveries of Gold in Brazil
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Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500-1800
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Júnta Ferreira Furtado

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804753586.003.0010

The Relação das minas brasílicas (Report of the Brazilian Mines), written by José Rodrigues Abreu, was the first known description of the Minas Gerais gold region of Brazil. This chapter investigates both who José Rodrigues Abreu was and his report on the colonization of Minas Gerais region in the first decades of the eighteenth century.

Keywords:   Relação das minas brasílicas, Report of the Brazilian Mines, José Rodrigues Abreu, Minais Gerais, Brazil

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