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MARINI, GIOVANNI FILIPPO DE: - Histoire nouvelle et curieuse des royaumes de Tunquin et de Lao, contenant une description exacte de leur origine, grandeur et étendue, de leurs richness et de leurs forces, des mÏurs et du naturel de leurs habitants, de la fertlilité de ces contrées des rivières qui les arrosent de tous côtés et de plusieurs autres circonstances utiles et nécessaires pour une plus grande intelligence de la géographie. Two parts in one volume. Paris, Gervais Clouzier, 1666.

. 4to. Pp. (x), 184, 181-284, 289-328; (ii), 329-436. Pagination irregular but text is complete. Some minor staining. Contemporary calf with gilt bevelled edges, expertly rebacked to style with spine richly decorated in compartments and with title label, sprinkled red edges. First French edition of the sections about Tonkin and Laos in Marini's "Delle missioni dé padri della Compagnia di Giesu nella provincia del Giappone, e particolarmente di quella di Tumkino" (1663). It was reissued in 1665 with a new title "Historia et relatione del Tunchino e del Giappone" by F. Le Comte. The second part of this work has got a new title "Relation nouvelle et curieuse des royaumes de Tonquin et de Lao" and is devoted to Laos. Marini was an Italian Jesuit who served for more than forty years as missionary in Asia (Tonkin, Macao and Japan) in the 17th century. He died at Macao in 1682. This work devoted to Tonkin (Vietnam) and Laos comprises valuable and accurate information of the countries and their inhabitants not previously published. Backer & Sommervogel V, 583. Cordier BI 1046. Cordier BJ 377. Löwendahl 1493.
EUR 2800.00 [Appr.: US$ 3376.53 | £UK 2411.25 | JP¥ 365363] Booknumber: 100524

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