Privilege granted to Valentim Fernandes, Lisbon (1503)

Source: National Archives, Lisbon, Portugal

Privilege granted to Valentim Fernandes, Lisbon (1503), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Order by Brás Afonso Correia, at the request of Valentim Fernandes, bookmaker

Full title original language:
Autos feitos por mandado de Brás Afonso Correia, a requerimento de Valentim Fernandes, livreiro

It includes a privilege granted by King D. Manuel I to Valentim Fernandes, a German printmaker, to print the books of judgements and laws of the Kingdom. Valentim Fernandes had been granted royal printing privileges in 1501 and in 1502 but their respective full text is unknown. The privilege of 1503 is a different matter as the full notarised text, «Autos que se fizeram por mandado de Brás Afonso Correia, corregedor, a requerimento de Valentim Fernandes, livreiro», available at the Portuguese National Archives, states that by a license dated 22nd February 1503, King D. Manuel I had granted the printmaker the exclusive right to print «Regimento» and that said license was to be announced and affixed in all streets of Lisbon, so that nobody could «allege ignorance». By Patricia Akester

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Publisher: Valentim Fernandes

Year: 1503

Location: Lisbon

Language: Portuguese

Source: National Archives, Lisbon, Portugal

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