Quadragena de Sermoens
Folio, contemporary limp vellum binding.
6; 307; 24 folios
5 woodcuts in the text
First edition of this text. All the works of Father Ceita are always highly esteemed as a classic of our language and it is not easy to find them (Pinto de Matos, p. 151)
Vita del servo di Dio D. Torivio
Rome, N. Tinassi.
(4) 315 (2) pp.
Contemporary limp vellum.
Title page with coat of arms of Pope Alexander VII and portrait by G. Valet.
Very rare, only one copy in public libraries in Spain (Patrimonio).
El Sol del Nueuo Mundo....Toribio
Rome, Angel Bernavo.
(Palau 177319/ Sabin 50071/Streit II 2183).
(9) 540 (14) pp. Engraved title page + 2 engravings (3?)
"Sehr geschätzte Biographie die heute zu den seltenen Werken zählt" (Streit)
(Highly appreciated biography, nowadays listed among the rare works)
Two copies known (Patrimonio).
A short relation of the River Nile
London, Martin 1673. (cfr. Gray 2657). In octavo, contemporary calf, restored. 56 lvs. Complete.
Father Lobo (S.J.), 1593-1678, a Portuguese Jesuit went to Ethiopia in 1634 and stayed there all his life. His Historia do Ethiopie, Coimbra 1659 was famous and translated in French (la Haye, 1728). There is another translation, made from a manuscript, not the original printed version, published in Amsterdam in 1728 also in 1728 as "Voyage historique d'Abysinnie. The text was also included in Thevenots Recueil de Voyages. Gay mentions two UK translations of the book, one in 1735 (Brunet 20812), another in 1789. Obviously the text remained important. However, our version London 1673, including the approval of the Council of the Royal Society that ordered the translation, dated 1668 is not mentioned by Brunet or Gay. Sales records also mention an English edition of 1669 so ours may not be the first, but rather the second edition.
Diarium vel descriptio....Australi
Amsterdam, L. Vlasbloem 1662. (Sabin 77961; Tiele memoires Schouten z, pp 52).
In small quarto, later vellum binding. 4 nn leaves, 6 folding maps & plates, 1 folding map added in manuscript on old paper
72 pages, last page blank. Complete according to tabellae.
This is the third reprint by Dirk Vlasbloem of Schoutens journal in Latin (first & second, both 1648). All of these Vlasbloem editions are extremely rare. Tiele and the index of this book gives 6 plates for this Vlasbloem edition which would thus be complete. In our copy the map of the Southsea is added in manuscript.
Sabin states that "The map of the South Sea is evidently not included in the plate numbers on page 71 and is probably lacking in some copies. There is no doubt however of its belonging to the book". Both le Maire and Schouten, who split up during the voyage, claimed the discovery. Both wrote their own journal. Schouten was the first to publish his version of the circumnavigation (this book, 1618) while le Maire, who died on the way back home after having been imprisoned in Batavia for breaching the VOC monopoly on sailing through the Street of Magelaans had his story first published in 1622 (see our copy of the Herrera, 1622).
Sabin states that Schoutens journal was quite certainly not written by Schouten but ...