14 December 2000
LOCKMAN, John (1698-1771). Travels of the Jesuits, into various parts of the world: compiled from their letters. London: For John Noon, 1743.
2 volumes, 8o (202 x 125 mm). 4 engraved folding maps, 1 folding plan and 1 folding plate. (Some occasional pale spotting/browning, map of Malabar with short nicks at sheet edges.) Later half morocco gilt, marbled boards.
FIRST EDITION of this "excellent abridgment of the first ten volumes of the 'Lettres Èdifiantes;' it contains particulars of the Jesuit missions in Peru by Ricolo and Nyel, in Mexico, California, Hudson's Bay, and Barrera's Abode among the Moxos and Chiriguanos of South America. Mr. Lockwood proposed to have given the other fifteen which had then been published, but they never appeared." Sabin 40708. (2)
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