Sale 16BP02 | Lot 17

CAVAZZI, GIOVANNI ANTONIO Istorica storica descrizione de' tre regni, Congo, Matamba, et Angola situati nell'Etiopia inferiore occidentale...

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CAVAZZI, GIOVANNI ANTONIO  Istorica storica descrizione deand#39; tre regni, Congo, Matamba, et Angola situati nelland#39;Etiopia inferiore occidentale...

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Lot 17
CAVAZZI, GIOVANNI ANTONIO Istorica storica descrizione de tre regni, Congo, Matamba, et Angola situati nellEtiopia inferiore...
Bologna: Giacomo Monti, 1687. First edition. Contemporary limp vellum, probably Spanish, the spine lettered with manuscript title, speckled edges. 11 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches (29.5 x 21 cm); [14], [933], [1] pp. (final blank not present), with engraved frontispiece depicting the Immaculate Conception, one folding map, engraved illustrations in the text, eight plates of flora and fauna, and one folding plate (opposite p. 799). Vellum lacking from boards at the fore-edge of the front cover and separating somewhat from the rear, soiled, some dampstaining at the beginning of the book (by no means severe), some toning and occasional foxing throughout, overall a sound copy. The blindstamp of the Explorers Club on several leaves, their bookplate on the front endpaper.
Cavazzi was a Capuchin priest, who spent thirty-seven years in the Congo region of Africa. This posthumous work touches on the fierce competition between the Dutch and Portuguese for bases on the coast. Borba de Moraes (1983), p.171; Gay 3070; Sabin 11592.


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Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $5,625 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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