[VIETNAM] Noticias summarias das perseguicoes da missam de Cochinchina, principiada, & continuada pelos Padres da Companhia de Jesu: offerecidas pelos mesmos missionarios a el rey nosso senhor Dom Pedro II. Lisboa, Miguel de Manescal, Impressor do Santo Officio, 1700.
. Folio. Pp. (xii), 460, (2). Pagination irregular but the text is complete. Partly some browning to the text. Old inscription on title-page and old annotations on front endpaper. Contemporary calf, spine gilt with five raised bands and title-label (with loss), worn, sprinkled edges. First edition of an important account of the Portuguese mission in Cochinchina and Tonkin, today's Vietnam.The Jesuit mission in Vietnam commenced in 1615 and was active until the suppression of the Jesuits by Pope Clement in 1733. Manuel Ferreira (1639-99) was a Portuguese Jesuit who served for many years in Vietnam at the end of the 17th century, of which several spent in prison. Ferreira baptized more than 20 000 people at the mission in Tonkin (according to Barbosa Machado). This work commences with a description of Tonkin including information about the people, their history and customs, geography, flora and fauna etc. It's followed by information about the establishment of the Jesuit mission in Cochinchina in 1627; it's difficulties, imprisonment and persecution of the missionaries, etc. Barbosa Machado iii, 265. Brebion 242. Cordier BI 1924. De Backer-Sommervogel ii, 1258. Innocêncio v, 423. Palau 194164. Streit vi, 1460.
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