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MEGISER, Hieronymus. Beschreibung der Oberauk Reich en Mechtigen und Weitberuhmten Insul Madagascar... Auch Angehengten Dictionario und Dialogis der Madagascarishen Sprache. Altenburg: Henning Gross the Younger, 1609.
8° (160 x 100mm). Title printed in black and red, woodcut arms on verso, 7 folding engraved plates including one map, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, publisher's device on final verso. (Slightly browned.) 19th-century tan morocco (spine faded).
THE RARE FIRST EDITION of Megiser's work, which comprises an historical account of Madagascar together with an appendix containing a dictionary and dialogues. Grandidier, 3480; Sibree p. 27.
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