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[GERVAISE, NICHOLAS]: - Description historique du royaume de Macacar. Divisée en trois livres. Paris, chez Hilaire Foucault, 1688.

Small 8vo. Pp. (vi), 326. With head and tail pieces. Contemporary full calf, spine gilt, worn. Bookplate. Endpapers browned. First edition of this important, early work on Makasar situated in the southern part of Celebes (today Sulawesi). The account describes the geography, natural history, manners and customs, religion etc. Gervaise was a French missionary who resided in Siam for about four years. Barbier i, 906. Chadenat 838. Cioranescu 32932. Lach iii, pp. 1448 ff.
EUR 1500.00 [Appr.: US$ 1767.65 | £UK 1332.75 | JP¥ 199321] Book number 24069

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