The notes for this translation are an amalgam of selected footnotes added to later editions of Capitulos de história colonial by José Honório Rodrigues and notes added to the translation itself by Professor Stuart Schwartz [SBS]. The list of sources has been extracted from the information in the notes to the Brazilian editions. Owing to at times inconsistant data in the footnotes and the limitations of some of the finest research libraries, it has not always been possible to supply all the bibliographical data (e.g., dates, publishers, and pages) researchers have come to expect in historical works.
This book, Pluto brasiliensis ( Berlin: G. Reiner, 1833) contained much historical information. There is a useful modern edition in Portuguese. See Pluto brasiliensis, 2 vols., ed. trans. Domício de Figueiredo Mário Ferri Murta, (Belo Horizonte: Itatiaia, 1979)- [SBS]