Auction 355 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects

MARITIME HISTORY - TRAVELLING -- PINTO, F.M. 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 (…) gedaan heeft. Nieuwelijks d. J.H. Glazemaker vert. (2e dr.). Amst., J. Rieuwertsz. & J. Hendriksz., 1653. (8); 280 pp. W. engr. ti-p. & 7 engr. plates. 4°. Mod. h. mor. (A few stains, slightly browned).

Second edition of this translation into Dutch (first 1652) by the famous translator J.H. Glazemaker. Since he did not know Portuguese, he used the French translation by Bernard Figuier. it is an account of the travels of the Portuguese explorer Pinto through Asia. Over a period of 21 years Pinto travelled to Africa, India and China and even claimed to have been in Tibet. By his own account he was the first westerner to enter Japan. - Cat. Glazemaker 75; Tiele 863 (note); Cordier, Bibl. Japonica, 38; Cordier, Bibl. Sinica, 2067.

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