LOT 497
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[Palestine] Monte Sion, B. de and B. de Saligniaco. Descriptio terrae sanctae, et regionum finitimarum

(...) item Itinerarium Hierolsolymitanum (...). Magdeburg, P. Donat for A. Kirchner, 1587. 2 parts in 1 vol. 60; 50 lvs. Woodcut ornaments & initials. Contemp. vellum w. manuscript title on spine. Sm. 4to.

Former library shelf number upper pastedown, vague stamp on title-p. Browned. The first combined edition of two important travel accounts to the Holy land by the German Dominican friar Monte Sion and the jurist and protonotary of the Papal Curia Saligniaco. Monte Sion was one of the last pilgrims to the Holy Land before the fall of the Latin Kingdom in 1291; his account is the most detailed description of the Holy Land from the 13th cent.

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