Relaçam annal das cousas que Fezeram os Padres da Companhia de Iesus nas Partes da India Oriental, & em Alguas Outras da Conquista Deste Reyno no Anno de 606. & 607. & do Processo da Conversaõ, & Christandades Daquellas Partes Com Mais H aaddicam á Relaçam de Ethiopia...

Relaçam annal das cousas que Fezeram os Padres da Companhia de Iesus nas Partes da India Oriental, & em Alguas Outras da Conquista Deste Reyno no Anno de 606. & 607. & do Processo da Conversaõ, & Christandades Daquellas Partes Com Mais H aaddicam á Relaçam de Ethiopia...

(Lisbon: Pedro Crasbeeck, 1611).

RARE ACCOUNTS IN PORTUGUESE OF THE JESUIT MISSIONARIES. The letters regard missions in India (Goa, Malabar, Maharashtra, ect.), Africa (Ethiopia, Manomotapa, Guinea, Sierra Leone and ect.), Burma (Pegu), Japan and elsewhere. The texts on both Ethiopia and Japan are quite extensive.
Father Fernão Guerreiro was a Portuguese Jesuit and historian. This work is a continuation of the Chinese and Japanese church history of Luis de Guzma . It is a highly important source of the history of the Jesuit missions in the East Indies, China, Japan and Africa during the first nine years of the 17th century and provides particularly important information about the Mogul Emperor Jahangir and the Kingdom of Pegu. Item #28149

First edition, and a rare Portuguese report from the overseas missions. Short 4to, bound in contemporary calf over white vellum, the spine lettered in gilt and with three gilt tooled floral ornaments, remnants of ties at the yapped edges, page edges red. [4f], 264 ff. including all parts through the 4th part but not including the 5th part with additional notes on Ethiopia. A very well preserved copy, handsome and a fine period piece, the text very clean and fresh, the sewing firm and the binding sound. Pleasing age to the vellum as would be expected.

Price: $14,500.00