Volume primero del espeio de principes y ministros … e nel qual se comprenden varios documentos, advertimientos y sentençias neçessarias al buen govierno del prinçipe y ministros seglares y ecclesiasticos …
357J Martin de Carvallo Villas Boas
Milan : Herederos de P. Poçio, 1598. $2,900
Quarto 20 X 15 cm. π1/A3, A-R4, (no lacuna) Signature S missigned T , Another-T-Z4, Aa-Nn4. complete, (Mm3-Nn4 Index) This is a very nice clean copy bound in a coeval vellum binding .
Carvallo was a Jurist and political writer born in Guimarães in Portugal, active in the second half of the XVI century. He practiced as a lawyer in Milan, this seems to be his only printed work. It also seems to be the only work printed by Herederos de P. Poçio,
This books seems to me like a legal courtesy book. As far as I can tell it is very ,Very rare.
“Milan was under Spanish control as part of the Hapsburg Empire from 1525 to 1700. So a work in Spanish by a Portuguese-born writer published in Milan during that era of globalization makes sense.” (from a gentle reader)
Oclc does not locate any copy of this book in the US.