The Conquest of Oran

Lobo Huerta, Eugénio Gerardo. Rasgo epico, de la conquista de Oran, que à la diversion de los oficiales de los regimientos de guardias espanolas, y walonas, dedica el afecto de Don Eugenio Gerardo Lobo [...].

Lisbon, Imprenta de Musica, [1738].

4to. 36 pp. Wrapperless pamphlet, disbound from a larger volume with near-contemporary handwritten foliation 21-38.


Rare Lisbon edition of the epic poem about the 1732 capture of Oran by the Spanish army, written by the soldier and poet Eugenio Gerardo Lobo Huerta (1679-1750), first published in Spain in 1732. After having held the city since 1509 but losing it to Moorish forces in 1708, the Spanish recaptured it from the Deylik of Algiers in 1732 and managed to control the town for the next six decades. Lobo, who himself participated in the battle and was severely wounded, dedicated this work in 170 numbered octavas to his comrades; his practice of poetry earned him the nickname "Capitán Coplero" ("captain of couplets").

Only 8 copies traced in libraries internationally.


Aguilar Piñal V, 967. BGUC Misc., 78. OCLC 858632525.

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