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De wonderlyke reizen van Fernando Mendez Pinto; die hy in de tijt van eenëntwintig jaren in Europa, Asia en Afrika, in de koninkrijken en landen van Abissyna, China, Japon, Tartarien, Siam, Calaminham. Pegu, Martabane, Bengale, Brama, Ormus, Batas, Queda, Aru, Pan, Ainan, Calempluy, Chochinchina, en byna ontellijke andere landen en plaatsen gedaan heeft. .. Nieuwelijks door J.H. Glazemaker vertaalt.
Amsterdam, Jan Rieuwertsz en Jan Hendriksz., 1652.4to. Later half brown morocco, with black title-label on spine. With 7 engraved plates (frontispiece added in facsimile). (6),280 pp.* First Dutch edition; original edition, Peregrinacam, published in Lisbon in 1614. - Pinto (1509-1583), a Portuguese adventurer, embarked for India in 1537 desiring to try his fortunes in the East. He was shipwrecked on the island of Tanixumaa (Japan) in 1542 and thus was the first European to enter Japan. After years as trader and adventurer in South-east Asia, China, Indonesia and India, Pinto returned to Portugal. After arriving in 1558 he wrote his famous 'Peregrinations', published 30 years after his death in 1614. Pinto made four visits to Japan, he also gives first hand accounts of India, Abyssinia, Malacca, Sumatra, Java, Chine, Tartary etc. 'It is, moreover, a classic record of the experiences and observations of one of the earliest Europeans to penetrate into the interior of oriental countries, which, in that era, were practically unknown.' (Cox). Although many of his described adventures were too fantastic to be believed and earned him the sobriquet 'Prince of Lies', he was indeed the first known European to enter Japan. - Age-browned, otherwise a fine copy.Tiele 863; Cat. NHSM I, p.219; Cordier, B.J., col. 38 and B.S.col. 2067; Cf. Löwendahl 71.
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