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It was dedicated to King Manuel I of Portugal , the work was divided into five parts with a total of fifty nine chapters and around two hundred pages, in As describerd in the author's own words, written in a work with "cosmography and seafare". The title name is in Portuguese Latin, it was written in Portuguese and featured geographical coordinates with latitude and longitude and all the known parts at the time.
According to a recent study by the Portuguese historian Jorge Couto of the University of Lisbon , the work was lost for four centuries, it was divided into the nature of its informations.
The title was encrypted as:. The title Esmeraldo de situ orbis signifies its form "The treaty on the new places of the World by Manuel and Edward".
The sovereign however considered the nautical, geographic and economic information reuniting the work so valuable, it never allowed public access. In relation to the Discovery of Brazil , it presents information on the second chapter of the first part:. Otherwise, the first round of the Portuguese navigation mentioned the coast of Brazil and the abundance of brazilwood Cesalpina echinata which exista. In the South Atlantic between the Oceanic islands presended its "ladezas" latitudes known at the time:.
A secret manuscript, a copy from which was secretly sent to Philip II of Spain by the Italian spy Giovanni Gesio , under the service of the Spanish ambassador in Lisbon. By the mission, Gesio was regally rewarded, being the receipt of the payment by his services, a copy is now at the library of El Escorial Monastery in Spain. According to one of the most important biographers of Duarte Pacheco Pereira, Portuguese historian Joaquim Barradas de Carvalho who lived in exile in Brazil in the s, the title "Esmeraldo de situ orbis", rather than a travel script, the work was an erudition of all the knowledge of amounted navigations by the Portuguese in the 15 and the 16th centuries.
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Esmeraldo de Situ Orbis
His accomplishments in strategic warfare, exploration, mathematics and astronomy were of an exceptional level. In the year of , having graduated with honors, he was awarded a study fellowship from the monarch himself. Later on, in he explored the west coast of Africa. His expedition fell ill with fever and lost their ship.
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