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Serrano, Andrés
LOS SIETE PRINCIPES DE LOS ANGELES, VALIDOS DEL REY DEL CIELO. MISIONEROS, Y PROTECTORES DE LA TIERRA, CON LA PRACTICA DE SU DEVOCION... SEGUNDA IMPRESION. BRUSSELS [BUT PROBABLY MADRID]: FRANÇOIS FOPPENS, 1707
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Serrano, Andrés
LOS SIETE PRINCIPES DE LOS ANGELES, VALIDOS DEL REY DEL CIELO. MISIONEROS, Y PROTECTORES DE LA TIERRA, CON LA PRACTICA DE SU DEVOCION... SEGUNDA IMPRESION. BRUSSELS [BUT PROBABLY MADRID]: FRANÇOIS FOPPENS, 1707
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Serrano, Andrés
LOS SIETE PRINCIPES DE LOS ANGELES, VALIDOS DEL REY DEL CIELO. MISIONEROS, Y PROTECTORES DE LA TIERRA, CON LA PRACTICA DE SU DEVOCION... SEGUNDA IMPRESION. BRUSSELS [BUT PROBABLY MADRID]: FRANÇOIS FOPPENS, 1707
4to (196 x 142mm.), engraved frontispiece by Gregorio Fosman y Medina, engraved portrait of Philip V, woodcut tailpieces, double-page engraved map of the "New Philippines", later navy calf with gilt border, spine gilt in compartments, small paper flaw in N1 with loss of one letter, final quire browned, extremities rubbed
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Provenance

J. Peeters-Fontainas, booklabel with number 1302, sale in these rooms, 22-23 May 1978, lot 477

Literature

Medina, Filipinas 391; Palau 310256; Peeters-Fontainas 1189

Catalogue Note

The first edition was published in Mexico in 1699 but only comprised fifteen leaves; this edition has over 500 pages (the bulk of which is devotional literature regarding the seven archangels) and is the first edition to contain the map. Serrano, a Jesuit in the Philippines, describes how two Jesuit priests encountered some natives from the Palau islands, southeast of the Philippines, and from them were able to draft the map of 87 of the islands in the chain; this work therefore contains the earliest discovery of those islands.

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