Author:MEROLLA da Sorrento, Jerom [Girolamo]

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A Voyage to Congo, and several other Countries chiefly in Southern Africk. By Father Jerom Merolla da Sorrento, a Capuchin and Apostolick Missioner in the year 1682. Made English from the Italian.

By: MEROLLA da Sorrento, Jerom [Girolamo].

Price: $800.00

Publisher: [London]:, for Henry Lintot and John Osborn, [1744?].: 1744

Seller ID: ME1051


Tall 4to. 521-616 pp. Printed in two columns; light foxing. Handsomely bound in period-style half calf marbled boards, five raised bands, gilt-stamped dark leather spine label. Near fine. THIS AN IMPORTANT WORK ON THE EARLY EXPLORATION FOR CONGO, a translation of Breve e succinta relatione del viaggio nel regno di Congo. Extracted from: vol. 1 of Awnsham Churchill's Collection of voyages and travels, 3rd ed., 1744-1746. Includes a single-leaf table of words from the Congo language "Conghese" – such as, "Cariabemba" = the devil, "Cacazumbu" = wizard, and "Pom... View more info