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HISTORIA ORIENTAL DE LAS PEREGRINACIONES
- DE FERNAN MENDEZ PINTO PORTVGVES, A DONDE SE ESCRIVEN MVCHAS, Y MVY ESTRAñAS COSAS que vio, y oyó en los reynos de la China, Tartaria, Sornao, que vulgarmente se llama Siã, Calamiñam, Peguu, Martauan, y otros muchos de aquellas partes Orientales, de que en estas nuestras de Occidente ay muy poco, ò ninguna noticia. CASOS FAMOSOS, ACONTECIMIENTOS ADMIRABLES, LEYES, gouierno, trages, Religion, y costumbres de aquellos Gentiles de Asia. TRADVCIDO DE PORTVGVES EN CASTELLANO POR EL LICENCIAdo Francisco de Herrera Maldonado, Canonigo de la Santa Iglesia Real de Arbas. AL SEñOR DON ANTONIO DE VRVTIA Y AGVIRRE, CAVALLEro del Orden de Calatraua, del Consejo de su Magestad en el Real de las Ordenes, &c. [vinheta armoriada]. CON LICENCIA. En Madrid Por Melchor Sanchez. Año de 1664. In fólio (de 29x21 cm) com [xxii] 452, [viii] pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele (com um excelente trabalho de restauro na lombada) com nervos e ferros no rótulo. Exemplar da 4º edição em língua castelhana (a primeira é de 1620, traduzida pelo mesmo Franscisco de Herrera Maldonado), apresentando 2 brasões armoriados do século xviii um dos quais pertencente a 'Thomas Heath Merchant of Exeter'. Palau 1990 V, 148. [EN] Binding: full contemporary calf with a recent quality repair at spine. Fourth Spanish edition of the Peregrinação [Pilgrimage]. Mendez Pinto (1509-1583) was a Portuguese adventurer, a soldier, sailor, merchant, doctor, missionary and ambassador. He embarked to India in 1537 in a fleet commanded by the son of Vasco da Gama and traveled for 21 years, fought and traded in China, Tartary, Pegu and the neighboring countries, sailing in every sea. Mendes Pinto went to the mouth of the Mekong River and was in Japan before the arrival of St. Francis Xavier. He became later his friend and traveling companion. He traveled extensively in Asia between 1537 and 1557. In 1542 he landed in Japan and gained the favor of a feudal lord, to whom they claim to have given the first firearm to have entered Japan, the Portuguese "arquebus". This is the source of Pinto's claim to be the first westerner to enter Japan. The weapon was rapidly reproduced and had a major impact on the ongoing Japanese civil wars. He is credited for the opening up of Indo-China trade. He joined the Society of Jesus and St. Francis gave him the money with which to build the first Jesuit establishment in Japan. Mendez accompanied the Jesuits as ambassador from the Portuguese Viceroy of India to the King of Bungo. While a number of the details of his work are obviously taken from other accounts, such as the visits to Ethiopia and Tibet, the total picture given of Asia in the first half of the 16th century has undoubted authenticity. This is one of the greatest books by a European traveler in the East and is a classic of Portuguese literature. Palau 1990 V, 148. Location/localizacao: raros
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