Historia rerum a Societate Iesu in Oriente...
De Japonicis rebus epistolarum, Libri IIII... - Recentium de rebus Indicis... ad annum 1570. Paris, Michael Sonnium, 1572 (Streit IV, nr 956 ; Cordier, Japan, col. 59 ; Bunko 66 ; Sommervogel V, col. 294). In octavo - contemporary blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards - original clasps - plates soiled. Mint condition.
Part I : Acostas Historia das Missions da Oriente ... translated in Latin by Maffei. Part II (from lf 46 onwards) : the 40 most important Jesuit letters from Japan (between 1548 and 1564). Includes the first Jesuit letter from Japan ever (Paulo Japao, 3/12/1548) in Latin. Part III (from folio 200 onwards) : update with Jesuit letters from the Indies from 1568, 1569 and 1580. Second edition (first, Dillingen 1571) of the first history of the Jesuits involvement in Asia. The third part, the Rebus ...
Lovanii, Masius 1671 (Sweeney 192 ; Sweeney 199).
In octavo, contemporary vellum (17,5x10,5 cm). 6 nn lvs; 510 pp; 4 nn lvs (index & privilegios), that is : pp 89-336 : resolutiones theologicae (own title page 1671) ;
pp 337-411 : apparatus ad doctrinam sacram (with index in big letters) ;
pp 412-510 : praxis concionandis ;
plus extra : 8 lvs (pp 61-76) : De Constancia Hiberniae in Religione Romana
Different manuscript owners entries and stamps at the title page. Excellent copy.
Sweeney mentions this book (nr 192) but does not give its full collation. He gives the book an "XR" on the rarity index, that is : "extremely rare, only known by a handful of copies". Our ...
Noticias Summarias das Perseguisoes... da Companhia de JESU
Lisboa, Manescal, 1700 (Pinto de Matos, p 260 ; Streit 1460 ; Maggs, Biblioteca Asiatica, part V (1929), pp 29/30). Not in Palau.
In folio, contemporary free end papers, contemporary calf, spine restored, raised bands & (later) gilt.
A few leaves browned, else in fine, original condition.
E livro raro e estimado (Pinto de Matos). Palau mentions only one booklet by this author: Ferreira Manuel: breve compendio succesos de la Mision del Reyno de Tunquin en los anos 1674 a 1675 (Palau 90236) sin lugar, Folio, 9 hojas.
Christianity came to Indochina at the beginning of the XVI century. The Tonkin mission was founded by Jesuits in 1627. Their severe ...
Carte generale du cours du Gange et du Gagra
Paris, Du Perron. 1784
(Gole, 1983: 102 2.1; Sommervogel, Vol VIII, column 21 & 22; Edney p 133) 59x75 cm, black & white as issued, copper plate engraving. Slight, overall browning. Else fine
A rare and fundamental map in the history of cartography of India.
Tieffenthaller (born 1710) was a Jesuit who worked and travelled India (1742-1785). He used his knowledge of the higher Ganges area to draw this map, which was published in Paris in 1784 and used by Rennell for his pioneering work on the cartography of that country. Notably but not surprisingly for a Jesuit he used and ...