87
87
Africanus, Joannes Leo
JOANNIS LEONIS AFRICANI DE TOTIUS AFRICÆ DESCRIPTIONE LIBRI IX... RECENS IN LATINAM LINGUAM CONVERSI, JOAN. FLORIANO INTERPRETE. ANTWERP: JOHANNES LATIUM, 1556
Estimate
2,0003,000
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87
Africanus, Joannes Leo
JOANNIS LEONIS AFRICANI DE TOTIUS AFRICÆ DESCRIPTIONE LIBRI IX... RECENS IN LATINAM LINGUAM CONVERSI, JOAN. FLORIANO INTERPRETE. ANTWERP: JOHANNES LATIUM, 1556
Estimate
2,0003,000
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Africanus, Joannes Leo
JOANNIS LEONIS AFRICANI DE TOTIUS AFRICÆ DESCRIPTIONE LIBRI IX... RECENS IN LATINAM LINGUAM CONVERSI, JOAN. FLORIANO INTERPRETE. ANTWERP: JOHANNES LATIUM, 1556
FIRST LATIN EDITION, 8vo (165 x 101mm.), later vellum, gilt edges, title printed on spine, new endpapers, occasional browning, minor marginal loss to 2O5
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Provenance

Sum Johannes W--, early inscription on title; Weyms, early signature on title; Charles-Henri-Auguste Schefer (1820-1898), orientalist and bibliophile, armorial bookplate; Count C.A.C. Lewenhaupt, gift inscription in Swedish on front endpapers; runic 'H' in manuscript

Catalogue Note

Africanus (c.1494–c.1554?), born, al-Hasan ibn Muhammad al-Wazzan al-Fasi, حسن ابن , was a Berber Andalusi diplomat, author, traveller and merchant. He was famously captured by pirates and sold as a slave, and was later freed and baptised after being presented to Pope Leo X.

This volume, first published in Italian, contained the first detailed descriptions published in Europe of the Barbary Coast (now Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia) and the kingdoms of west-central Africa.

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