6191. Ribadeneira on China, Japan, Philippines 1601

Objektsbeskrivning
THE PHILIPPINES. RIBADENEIRA (RIBADENEYRA), MARCELLO DE. Historia de las islas del archipielago, y reynos de la gran China, Tartaria, Cuchinchina, Malaca, Sian, Camboxa y Iappon, y de lo sucedido en ellos a los religiosos descalços, de la Orden de Seraphico Padre San Francisco, de la Provincia de san Gregorio de las Philippinas... Barcelona (en la emprenta de Gabriel Graells y Giraldo Dotil) 1601.

Small 4:o (about 193x143 mm.). (12), 1-725, (3) pp. Title with engraved vignette.
Recent brown full morocco, gilt border, inner gilt borders, gilt edges of covers, gilt spine in five compartments, gilt upper edge. Last leaf marginally mended with some loss of text in upper inner corner. Some foxing or browning.

Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1557.
First edition of this rare account of Franciscan missionary activity in the Philippines and Japan, also dealing with China, Siam, Cochin-China, and Cambodia.
The most valuable material concerns the Philippines.

From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013).