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 Portugese mission in Vietnam (Cochinchina and Tonkin). It is considered one of the most important European works on the area at this time. Manuel Ferreira (1639-99) was a Portugese Jesuit who served for many years in Vietnam (Cochinchina and Tonkin), of which several spent in prison. According to Barbosa Machado Ferreira baptized more than 20 000 people at the mission in Tonkin. 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. 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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Keywords: Vietnam, cochinchina, cochinchine, tonkin, annam, vietnam, annamese, annam, vietnamese, asia, asie, asiatic, asien, travel, exploration, travels, voyage,