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AVEIRO, Pantalião de

Itinerario da Terra Santa, E suas particularidades.


Lisbon, Na Officina de Antonio Pedrozo Galram, 1721.


8vo.  (4) ff., 527 pp. (with errors in pagination).  Later vellum.   Ownership signature on title p., gutter margin of f. Aii repaired, paper fault in p. 135/6 without loss, tear repaired in p. 357/8 & margin restored, some staining & discolouration.

The author of this popular and frequently reprinted travel account was a Franciscan friar from the Convent of Xabregas.   In 1563 he travelled from Venice to the Holy Land, via Corfu, Crete and Cyprus, with Friar Bonifácio of Arguza, the guardian of Mount Sion, and returned via Damascus and Tripoli (in present day Syria).   He took a lively interest in events and his surroundings and the work is written in a fluent, almost diaristic, style.   This is the fifth edition.  

Innocêncio VI, 337.   Pinto de Mattos p. 42.  Röhricht, R., Bibliotheca geographica Palestinae . ., 1552.  



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