|Coutinho, José Caetano da Silva, 1767-1833.
Memoria historica da invasão dos francezes em Portugal no anno de
1807. Rio de Janeiro, 1808.
As soon as the Portuguese royal court arrived in Rio in 1808, they established
a publishing entity, the Impressão Régia, the first printing
house in Brazil. Not surprisingly, almost the very first work off of this
royal press was this account of the French invasion of Portugal and the
necessity for flight to save the crown.
(Annals of Colonial Brazil, an exhibition at the JCB in 2000)