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Lockman, John
TRAVELS OF THE JESUITS, INTO VARIOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD.
London, 1743. Two volumes. vi,xxii,[2],487; 507pp., plus 2pp. advertisements, five folding maps, folding plate, and errata. With the canceled leaves as described by Streeter. Modern half calf and marbled boards, leather labels. Unobtrusive later ownership label on bottom of each titlepage. Some tanning and light foxing. Very good, with maps and plate in near fine state, and with the uncanceled leaves in the first volume as described by Streeter. An abridged translation of the first ten volumes of LETTRES EDIFIANTES..., including Piccolo's description of the California missions; particulars of the missions in Mexico, Peru, and Hudson Bay; and Barrera's ABODE AMONG THE MOXOS AND CHIRIGUANOS OF SOUTH AMERICA. "A work so entertaining and curious, that it has been translated into most of the languages of Europe" - Cox. Includes handsome engraved maps of Arizona and New Mexico showing part of California, Tierra del Fuego, the Straits of Magellan, the "Mission of the Moxos, or Moxes: settled by the Jesuits in Peru," and the Malabar and Coromandel coasts. An "Account of the Chiriguanos of South America" is also included. The plate illustrates the ginseng plant. San Francisco dealer David Magee bought the Streeter copy for $120. HOWES L414. COX I, p.14 (2nd ed). HILL 1031 (later ed). SABIN 40708, 40709. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 743/131. WAGNER SPANISH SOUTHWEST 74a (note). STREETER SALE 2430.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
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