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Historiale description de l'Ethiopie : contenant vraye relation des terres, & païs du grand Roy & Empereur Prete-Ian, l'assiete de ses royaumes & prouinces, leurs coutumes, loix & religion, auec les pourtraits de leurs temples & autres singularitez, cy deuant non cogneües : auec la table des choses memorables contenues en icelle. Preview this item
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Historiale description de l'Ethiopie : contenant vraye relation des terres, & païs du grand Roy & Empereur Prete-Ian, l'assiete de ses royaumes & prouinces, leurs coutumes, loix & religion, auec les pourtraits de leurs temples & autres singularitez, cy deuant non cogneües : auec la table des choses memorables contenues en icelle.

Author: Francisco Alvares; André Corsal
Publisher: En Anuers : De l'imprimerie de Christofte Plantin, à la licorne d'or, 1558.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francisco Alvares; André Corsal
OCLC Number: 16777965
Notes: Signatures: * [paragraph mark] A-Z a-v⁸ (mark 8, v⁶⁻⁸ blank).
Includes index.
Printer's device on the title page.
Italic type.
Translation of v. 1 of: Navigationi et viaggi / Giovanni Battista Ramusio, but originally published in Portuguese as: Verdadera informaçam das terras do Preste Ioam / Francisco Alvares.
There is another issue with imprint: En Anvers : Chez Iehan Bellere, 1558.
"Av threvertvevs Signevr, monsighevm Balthasar Schetz, Iehan Bellere desire salut & felicité."--Prelim. leaves 2-4.
The Alvares text is preceded by the narrative and letters of André Corsal, along with two of his letters, and by "Preface excvsatoire de M. Ian Baptiste Rhamvsio, sur le discours par luy reduit en la déscription du voyage fait en Ethiopie par Dom Francisque Alvarez."
Description: 16 pages leaves, 341 leaves : illustrations ; 15 cm
Other Titles: Verdadera informaçam das terras do Preste Ioam.

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