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Lot nr:924
Book nr:36032
Author:TOSI, Clemente
Title:L'India Orientale. Descrittione geografica, & historica
Town:Roma
Publisher:Felice Cesaretti (per Michele Hercole)
Year:1676
Description:2 vol. in-4to, [viii]- 896- 58 pp ; [viii]- 856 , 843-852, 857-927- [1] pp. Portrait of the author (by Clouwet). Slightly yellowed, some foxing. Quire 2Y in vol. 2 is present twice. Contemporary vellum bindings, red mottled edges, some small wormholes in the spines
Note:A reissue of the first edition from 1669. The work is considered a missionary's handbook. The first volume describes India, the second China and the countries of South East Asia (Siam, Cambodia, Laos, French Cochinchina etc.), with several chapters on Christian doctrine. Scarce.
Compare L÷wendahl: China illustrata nova, supplement, 1572 (for the first edition)
Price:€450 - €600
Sellingprice:€650
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