Abrege des Fruits acquis par l'Ordre des Frères Mineurs es quattres Parties de l'univers Nommement la Conversion du Nouveau Monde.

(Franciscans. Missions.) [WEERTS (Paul)]

Abrege des Fruits acquis par l'Ordre des Frères Mineurs es quattres Parties de l'univers Nommement la Conversion du Nouveau Monde.

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Description: FIRST EDITION, with engraved title-page and 4 full-page engravings in the text, the engravings trimmed close at the fore-margin, last leaf strengthened and with a small hole and some tears repaired, loss of a few letters, first 4 leaves with repairs to fore-margin, no loss of text, pp. [xvi, including title-page], 171 (p. 171 misnumbered 17), [1, Imprimatur], 12mo, contemporary vellum over boards, gilt ruled borders on sides with the the arms of Fredericq de Marselaer (the Dedicatee) at the centre of both covers, slightly soiled, good

Publication Details: Brussels: Francois Vivien, 1652

Notes: A very rare resumé of Franciscan missionary efforts in all parts of the known world, starting in Europe, going on the the Middle East, then to the East Indies, the Philippines, China and Japan, then, via Africa, to the New World - Mexico, Peru, Brazil, and Chile. WorldCat records only the NYPL copy in the US: not in COPAC. One of the engravings shows Franciscans and cherubim holding aloft two globes one with America shown and the other with Europe and Africa. Attributed to Paul Weerts by the Royal Library of Belgium online catalogue and by Servio Dirks in his Histoire littéraire et ibliograp...more

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Subject: Travel & Topography

Published Date: 1652

Stock Number: 61254

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