Pedro Ordonez de Zevallos - Historia, y viage del mundo del clerigo agradecido don Pedro Ordoñez de Zeuallos - 1691
Rare! Important book about a world trip. First published in 1614. Little is known about the writer Father Pedro Ordonez de Zevallos, apart from what he wrote himself in his description of his journey. In it he claims that in 1590 he visited Nagasaki, Canton and Macau, then left for Cochin where he stayed for 4 years, to return to Spain via Malacca, Goa and the Cape of Good Hope (Jean's native village) where he disembarked in 1597. went. - in later new leather binding with 2 title shields and slipcase.
Condition: Read/used copy. Tape and cassette very good. Ex-libris (weapon) verso front cover. Title page various signatures and date. Verso title page written in old handwriting. Interior stains/discolourations/signs of use (a single small hole or tear, and some minor restorations.) and many notes in various old manuscripts, last page reinforced. All in all a reasonable to good copy of this rare travel book. See the many photos as part of the description.
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Historia, y viage del mundo del clerigo agradecido Don Pedro Ordoñez de Zevallos, natural de la insigne ciudad de Jaen, à las cinco partes de la Europa, Africa, Asia, America, y Magalanica, con el itinerario de todo èl. Madrid, Juan Garcia Infanzon, 1691. - , 432,  p.
Ordonez spent about thirty years (1567-97) knocking about the world. Most students of his work believe that he was indeed in Spanish Americ, and perhaps in the Philippines. Much more skepticism exists about the authenticity of his professed travels in Asia. He claims in his prologue to have visited ?all five parts of the world'. But some of his materials on Asia he clearly gathered from the letters of the Jesuit Nicolas Pimenta (1546-1614), for he reproduces extracts from them. Included in his itinerary are visits in 1590, one of the few precise dates given in the book, to Nagasaki, Canton, and Macao. From China he went to Cochin-China where he allegedly remained for four years (...). Ordoñez proceeded from Indochina back to Spain by way of Malacca, Goa, and the Cape of Good Hope. In 1597 he arrived at Jaen, the town of his birth in southern Spain
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- Historia, y viage del mundo del clerigo agradecido don Pedro Ordoñez de Zeuallos
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- 20×15 cm