Descriptio provinciae Moxitarum in regno Peruano, quam e scriptis posthumis . expolivit, & ... Descriptio provinciae Moxitarum in regno Peruano, quam e scriptis posthumis . expolivit, & ...

Descriptio provinciae Moxitarum in regno Peruano, quam e scriptis posthumis . expolivit, & adnotatiunculis illustravit (P.) Mako (de Kerek Gede)

Eder, Franz Xavier

Publication Date: 1791
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A rare description of the Moxos. 1791. Budapest. Typis universitatis. In 8vo (204 mm x 117 mm). xviii + 383 + 7 folding plates & 1 folding map. Contemporary half calf, spine flat, ruled in gilt with lettering piece, foot of spine with minor loss, gently rubbed but generally fine, in entirely unrestored condition. Title with erased stamp, else a very fresh and clean copy. First edition. Eder (1727 – 1773) was a Jesuit Priest from Germany, he arrived in Peru in 1750 and would stay living with the Moxos for 15 years. The prolonged stay gives us a true testimony to the costumes, every-day life, ceremonies and manners of the Indians. The book, published almost 20 years after his death and long after the Jesuits had been expelled from Spanish dominions is revised by Mako, who has been sometimes referred to as the author (Sabin, making a separate entry with Mako as author). The folding plates are very handsome and show Indians with weapons, a large canoe, fauna and physiognomy, a native playing an instrument and others, the folding map, drawn by Eder, shows the Moxo’s region which extends through Bolivia and Peru. Exceedingly rare, not seen in auction for 60 years, a copy sold at Sotheby’s in 1948 (source, AE). Sabin, 21830. Palau, 78352. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7849430024

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Title: Descriptio provinciae Moxitarum in regno ...

Publication Date: 1791

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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