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Descriptio Regni Japoniæ. Cum quibusdam affinis materiæ, Ex variis auctoribus collecta et in ordinem redacta
Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Apud Ludovicum Elzevirium 1649. . First edition, two volumes, 16mo, (xlviii), 267, (1); (viii), 320 pp. Engraved title in volume I plus a folding table, marbled paste downs, armorial bookplates of Lord Sinclair. Contemporary calf, a.e.g., covers with double gilt rules, cornerpieces and a central rose, gilt phoenix to the foot of the spine with the motto Rinasce Piu Gloriosa (“It rises again more glorious”), spines a little worn with slight loss to tops An important early work on Japan, including a translation of Schouten’s account of Siam. Varenius is best known for his “Geographia Generalis”, published by Elzevir the following year. Willems 1095.
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