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BĪRRI, CRISTOFORO: - An Account of Cochin-China. Two parts in one volume. [London 1744].

. Folio. Pp. 699-743, (1). Old half cloth on marbled paper boards, spine faded. This is an anonymous abridged English translation of B—rri's popular account of Cochin-China, an extract from Churchill's "Collection of Voyages and Travels" (first 1704). Originally published in Italian at Rome in 1631. The account comprises two parts; the first covering the current state of the kingdom including information about the name, climate, natural history, animals, customs and manners, government, wars, and trade and ports. The second part is devoted to the spiritual state dealing with the conversion of Cochin-China's elites, missionary activities and the "spiritual" needs of the people. Cristoforo B—rri, an Italian scientist, spent four years with the Jesuit mission in Cochin-China between 1616 and 1621. Cf Cordier BI 1918-19.
EUR 700.00 [Appr.: US$ 832.74 | £UK 623.5 | JP„ 87039] Book number 100435

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