Cartografia e combate naval na reconquista do Rio Grande: 19 de fevereiro de 1776

In 1774, the office of Joseph I prepared the plan of war to recover the lost lands for Spain in South America, in the expedition commanded by Pedro de Cevallos, governor of Buenos Aires, in 1763. Through the larger war effort during the colonial period, with the mobilization of recruitments and resources in Europe, Brazil and Africa, were formed the Army of the South and the fleet of the South. In 1775, some ships of war could join the channel of the Rio Grande and join the small flotilla of Patos´ lagoon. Made preparations for the assault on the Castilian fortifications, in 19th february of 1776, the luso-Brazilian fleet entered the channel to strengthen naval force destined for war. Placed under the command of Irish Robert Mac Douall, fought vigorously the main naval combat. However, its plan and leadership were questioned. At the same time, in the period, it was produced relevant cartographic work, illustrative of the operations and the final Portuguese victory, in april 1776.

  • Article - Proceedings
  • Luiz Carlos Tau Golin
  • SBC (Sociedade Brasileira de Cartografia)
  • 2013
  • Petrópolis
  • Portuguese
  • In: V Simpósio Luso-Brasileiro de Cartografia Histórica, Petrópolis/RJ, 25 a 28 de novembro de 2013, 15 p., il., color
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Updated at 06/05/2016 by the tutor Roberto Tonera.



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