DescriptionJoseph Stöcklein. Allerhand so Lehr- als Geist-reiche Brief, Schrifften und Reis-Beschreibungen, welche von denen Missionariis der Gesellschafft Jesu aus beyden Indien, und andern ÜberMeer gelegenen Ländern, seit Anno 1642 bis 1726 in Europa angelanget sind. Ausburg Augsburg u. Graz: Philips, Martins, und Joh. Veith seel. Erben, 1726.
First edition. Folio. [xxxi], 116, [viii], 116, [xii], 116, [viii], 116, [xii], 120, [xii], 110, [ii], [xii], 124, [xii], 64 pages, [ii], [xlii, index]. Half title "Der Neue Welt-Bott Mit Allerhand Nachrichten Dern Missionariorum Soc. Jesu". Illustrated with frontispiece, 1 full-page plate, the wind-rose, and 9 (of 11) maps. Text in German.
Bound in period full vellum panel binding over beveled boards with leather and brass clasps. Decorations stamped in blind. Binding rubbed with split in vellum for half of the lower joint. Front hinge cracked. Paper age-toned and foxed for about two-thirds of the book. Perforated library stamp on title and half-title pages. Bookplate. Previous owner's inscription on title page, dated 1729. Condition generally very good.
This is the first volume in eight parts. "This work which was issued in parts was, to some extent, as stated in the title, a German translation of the 'Lettres edifiantes et curieuses' of the Jesuit missionaries, [...] but much additional material from manuscript sources is included." Sabin 91981; Howes S1022; DeBaker & Sommervogel p. 1584, no. 4. OCLC locates two copies.
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