166
166
Gonzalez de Mendoza, Juan
NOVA ET SUCCINCTA, VERA TAMEN HISTORIA DE AMPLISSIMO, POTENTISSIMOQUE, NOSTRO QUIDEM ORBI HACTENUS INCOGNITO, SED PERPAUCIS ABHINC ANNIS EXPLORATO REGNO CHINA. FRANKFURT AM MAIN, [1589]
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 2,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
166
Gonzalez de Mendoza, Juan
NOVA ET SUCCINCTA, VERA TAMEN HISTORIA DE AMPLISSIMO, POTENTISSIMOQUE, NOSTRO QUIDEM ORBI HACTENUS INCOGNITO, SED PERPAUCIS ABHINC ANNIS EXPLORATO REGNO CHINA. FRANKFURT AM MAIN, [1589]
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 2,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Gonzalez de Mendoza, Juan
NOVA ET SUCCINCTA, VERA TAMEN HISTORIA DE AMPLISSIMO, POTENTISSIMOQUE, NOSTRO QUIDEM ORBI HACTENUS INCOGNITO, SED PERPAUCIS ABHINC ANNIS EXPLORATO REGNO CHINA. FRANKFURT AM MAIN, [1589]
FIRST LATIN EDITION, 8vo (161 x 96mm.), title printed in red and black, 2 blank leaves at end, near contemporary vellum, gilt rule border to sides, red edges, without ties
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Literature

Adams G870; Cordier (Bibl. Sinica) 14-15; Lust 27; Palau 105516

Catalogue Note

A FINE COPY. An important general description of China, including the accounts of the travels of Augustine and Franciscan Fathers to China via the Philippines, together with an itinerary of the New World and the discovery of Mexico, translated by Luc de la Porte from the writings of Father Martin Ignacio, who gives details concerning the Canaries, St. Domingo, Jamaica, Cuba, Puerto Rico and, particularly, Mexico. Of the last part, Ortelius said in his atlas that it provided him with more information than any other single treatise.
This edition was translated by Marc Henning from the German edition of the same year, and is dedicated to Count Anton Fugger.

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