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Coppin, Jean."
Le Bouclier de l'Europe, ou la Querre Sainte, contenant des avis politiques & Chretiens, qui peuvent servir de lumiere aux rois & aux souverains de la chretiente, pour quarantir leur estats des incursions des turcs, & reprendre ceux qu'ils ont usurpe sur eux."
Lyon, Antoine Briasson, 1686. Modern boards. With 4 engraved plans. (8), 496, (6) pp.First edition, another edition was published in the same year, and a third edition appeared in 1720 reprinting only the accounts of voyages. Jean Coppin (c.1615-c.1690) has writen an account of his journeys long after the fact, together with his attemps to spread his ideas of a new crusade. Coppin had first travelled to Egypt in 1638 where he spent two years. He later travelled to Tunis and Syria. In 1644 he was named consul at Damietta and he spent three years there. He returned to Europe in the hope of persuading the Pope to agree to a new crusade (Blackmer p. 85).The original work appeared in 1656, under the title Bouclier de l' Europe. In this reprint, the title has been changed: the title of the first edition has become the title of the first chapter, and the title of the second part of the first edition has become the title of this second edition. This change can be explained by the fact that his idea to form a crusade wasn't really relevant anymore 30 years later, so Coppin put the emphasis on his voyages. - (Some staining)."
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