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ZUALLART, Giovanni.

Le tres devot voyage de Ierusalem,

Auecq les Figures des lieux saincts, & plusieurs autres, tirees au naturel.

Stock Code
105098
Anvers, Arnold s'Conincx, 1608
£6,500

First French edition of Zuallart's important work.

Giovanni Zuallart (aka Giovanni Zuallardo or Jean Zuallart, 1541-1634) was a Belgian Judge, Templar Knight and mayor of the town of Hainaut in the years 1584-1634.

In 1586 Zuallart, in the company of Philippe de Mérode, baron de Frentzen, made a six month pilgrimage from Rome to Jerusalem. This work describe their journey to the Holy Land, including descriptions of Crete and Cyprus. It is divided to four books the first gives warnings and advice on preparation for the holy pilgrimage; the second describes the cities and islands on the along the way from Venice to Jaffa; books three and four describe the holy places in the region, including their historic background, with very detailed coverage of Jerusalem.

The first edition of this work was first published in Italian in 1595, with Zuallart's own illustrations, and later in an extended version in 1626. This book is

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Description

First edition in French, small quarto [xxiv], 191, [i], 235, [i], 230, [i] pp., engraved title vignette, 50 plates in the letterpress, 2 full-page, later (nineteenth/twentieth century) calf gilt, an excellent example.

Bibliography

Blackmer 1874; Laor 1170; Navari, Ioannou, II, 571; Roehricht 797.

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