António de Mariz Carneiro

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António de Mariz Carneiro (Lisbon, 15?? - 1642) was a Portuguese nobleman who served as the official cosmographer to the Portuguese crown.

Biography[edit]

Carneiro was educated at the University of Osuna and the University of Coimbra, gaining a bachelor's degree in 1623. Carneiro came from a noble family which had long been employed as judges and high officials at the Portuguese court.

In 1631, Carneiro was appointed Cosmographer Royal by Phillip III, then the dual monarch of both the Portuguese and Spanish Empire. This post had previously been occupied by Pedro Nunes.

Works[edit]

  • Descrição da Fortaleza de Sofala e das mais da Índia (1639)
  • Regimento de pilotos, e roteiro das navegaçoens da India Oriental : agora novamente emendado & acresentado co[m] o Roteiro da costa de Sofala, ate Mo[m]baça : & com os portos, & barras do Cabo de Finis taerra ate o Estreito de Gibaltar, com suas derrotas, sondas, & demonstraçoens (1642)
  • Regimento de pilotos e roteiro da navegaçam, e conquistas do Brasil, Angola, S. Thome, Cabo Verde, Maranhão, Ilhas, & Indias Occidentais (5a. ed., 1655)
  • Roteiro da India Oriental : com as emmendas que novamente se fizeraõ a elle : e acresentado com o Roteiro da costa de Sofala, atè Mombaça, & com os portos, & barras do Cabo de Finis terrae atè o Estreito de Gibaltar, com suas derrotas, & demonstraçoens (1666)

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