LOT 1413
SOLD €250,00

L'Histoire des Indes Orientales et Occidentales

du R.P. Iean Pierre Maffe'e de la Compagnie de Iesus, traduite de Latin en François par M.M.D.P. [= Michel de Pure]. Paris, R. de Ninville, 1665, 2 parts in one vol., (32),353,(1); (2),292,(24 index)(2 privilege) p., woodcut capitals and ornaments, contemporary leather with gilt, ribbed spine, 4to.

With old, hand-written owner's mark "Ex Libris Collegii S. Eligii Parisiorum Cleric. Regular S. Pauli Barnabitar(um)" and their stamp on (damaged) title page and library stamp cut from leaf A. Binding rubbed. Popular standard work w.r.t. jesuits in regions conquered by Portugal, by Giovanni Pietro Maffei (1553-1603); the first (Latin) edition appeared in 1588 with the title Historiarum Indicarum libri XVI. Contains important descriptions of Japan, Brazil, China, etc.

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