9 December 2009
MOCQUET, Jean (b. 1575). Travels and Voyages into Africa, Asia, and America, the East and West-Indies; Syria, Jerusalem, and the Holy-Land... Translated from the French by Nathaniel Pullen. London: for William Newton; Joseph Shelton; and William Chandler, 1696.
8o (165 x 105 mm). 8 full-page woodcuts each depicting two scenes (slightly cropped at outer margin). (Browned, s3 and s6 cropped, affecting catchwords.) Later calf, spine gilt.
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Mocquet's description of his voyages from the early 17th century. It is of special interest for its description of Brazil and of the West and East Indies. The woodcuts depict Indians from the Caribbean and the Amazon region. Alden & Landis 696/161; Borba de Moraes II, p. 576; JCB (4) 332; Sabin 49794; Wing M-2310.
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