MOCQUET DE MEAUX, JEAN. b.1575.
Travels and Voyages into Africa, Asia, and America, the East and West-Indies; Syria, Jerusalem, and the Holy-Land. London: William Newton, et al., 1696. 8vo (166 x 106 mm). Translated from the French by Nathaniel Pullen. , 224 pp, 225-272 ll, 273-352 pp. 8 full-page woodcuts each depicting two scenes. 19th century calf gilt, slipcase. Browning and spotting, occasionally heavy, the second page of woodcuts shaved into the image area at the lower margin, s1, s3 and s6 shaved at the lower margin with some loss to catchwords, binding rebacked.
Provenance: Fletcher (?) (inscription to head of first page of dedication "Saltoun / 1717").
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of Mocquet's description of his voyages. Between 1601 and 1612 he made five separate voyages: to the west coast of Africa, the second to South America, the third to Morocco, the fourth to Goa, the fifth to the Holy Land. His account was first published in Paris in 1617. The present work is particularly valuable for its description of Brazil and of the West and East Indies. The woodcuts include images of Indians from the Caribbean and the Amazon region. Alden & Landis 696/161; Borba de Moraes II, p 576; JCB (4) 332; Sabin 49794; Wing M2310.
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