Title: De theologia gentili, et physiologia ...
Publication Date: 1668
VOSSIUS, GERARDUS JOANNES. . De theologia gentili, et physiologia Christiana; sive de origine ac progressu idololatriae. Amsterdam: Joannes Blaeu, 1668. Folio. 2 vols. in 1. Possibly lacking port. Cont. vellum. Old seminary label on pastedown, else a very good copy--clean and tight. Vossius' study of the origins and development of idols and idolatry, first published in 1641. Chapter 8 of the first book contains a description of Brazilian customs, especially the behavior of the Tapuya Indians, who are identified as cannibals. Also noted are the services to the Dutch in Brazil of Krzysztof Arciszewski. The work is bound with, as issued, Moses ben Maimon's De idololatria liber (Amsterdam, 1668), edited and translated into Latin by Dionysius Vossius. European Americana 668/176; Yarmolinsky, Polish Americana, p. 60. Bookseller Inventory # 13457
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