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    Ex Libris Jean R. Perrette: Important Travel, Exploration & Cartography

    5 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 187

    TRIGAULT, Nicolas (1577-1628). Regni Chinensis descriptio. Ex varijs authoribus. Leiden: Elzevir, 1639.

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    TRIGAULT, Nicolas (1577-1628). Regni Chinensis descriptio. Ex varijs authoribus. Leiden: Elzevir, 1639.

    16° (109 x 55 mm). Engraved title-page incorporating map; two woodcut illustrations on recto and verso of one leaf, respectively. Contemporary mottled calf gilt (rebacked preserving original spine). Provenance: “Ex Bibliotheca Majoris Seminarii Constantiensis” (ink library stamp on first page of dedication obscuring text somewhat).

    FIRST EDITION. “Extracts, largely from Trigault, De regno Chinae, also from Marco Polo, etc. on China in general” (Lust).

    Cordier Sinica I, 23; Lust 69; Pei-t'ang 2995; Willems 486.


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