GONZALEZ DE MENDOZA (JUAN)] Nova et succincta, vera teman historia de Amplissimo, potentissimoque, nostro quidem orbi hactenus incognito, sed perpaucis abhinc annis explorato Regno China

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Lot 49
GONZALEZ DE MENDOZA (JUAN)]
Nova et succincta, vera teman historia de Amplissimo, potentissimoque, nostro quidem orbi hactenus incognito, sed perpaucis abhinc annis explorato Regno China

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[GONZALEZ DE MENDOZA (JUAN)]
Nova et succincta, vera teman historia de Amplissimo, potentissimoque, nostro quidem orbi hactenus incognito, sed perpaucis abhinc annis explorato Regno China, first edition in Latin, translated by Marc Henning, title printed in red and black, donation inscription to a Jesuit College at Brussels on title, early vellum, yapp fore-edges [Adams G870; Lust 27; Palau 105516], 8vo, Frankfurt, [no publisher, 1589]

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  • The first Latin edition of the first detailed survey of China, and one of the earliest European books to feature the use of Chinese type. The author draws on acconts of the travels of Augustinian and Franciscan fathers to China via the Philippines. There is also material relating to an expedition to the New World and the discovery of Mexico, translated by Luc de la Porte from the writings of Father Martin Ignacio.
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