OSORIO (Jerome)

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OSORIO (Jerome)
De rebus; Emmanuelis regis Lusitaniae. Cologne, Heirs of Arnold Birckmann, 1574.
Fort volume in-8, 16 ff.n.ch., 416 ff. (misnumbered 412) and 16 ff.n.ch.: cold-stamped sowskin on bevelled ais, frame decorated with a roulette wheel and multiple fillets, large mosaic coat of arms in black and red on the first plate, chased brass clasps, spine with three ribs, title in ink, smooth edges (contemporary binding).
Second edition, the first in in-8 format.
Portugal, country of travellers.
An important work on the history of Portugal, initially published in 1571, by Jerome Osorio (1506-1580), prelate and humanist born in Lisbon, who was nicknamed the "Portuguese Cicero".
It contains many details about the voyages of discovery made by Portuguese navigators (Magellan, Cabral, Vasco de Gama, Gaspar de Lemos or Corte-Real), to the East Indies (Java, India), Africa (Madagascar, Mozambique, Ethiopia) and America (Peru and Brazil).
(Borba de Moraes, II, p. 120 - Gay, no. 240, for the French edition of 1581 - Sabin, no. 57804).
Attractive Germanic binding with the coat of arms of Truchsess of Henneberg, a former Franconian family.
The binding, in cold-stamped sowskin, is decorated on the second cover with a roulette wheel with the effigies of Faith, Justice, Hope and Charity.
The copy was included in the famous Gumuchian Bookbinding Catalogue (Cat XII, n. 47 with reproduction pl. XXVI). It has various ex-libris, one of which, from the 18th century, with a personified allegory of Time and bearing the motto Virtus in Tempore Floret, is undetermined.
From the John Roland Abbey (ex-libris) and Pierre-Marie Dor (ex-libris engraved on the back of the title) libraries: the latter, born in 1844, was a renter in Marseille and owned a library of about 3000 volumes, mainly on the history of Provence, nobility and heraldry (cf. Perrier, Les Bibliophiles et les Collectionneurs provençaux, 1897 p.). 153-154).
Small wet seal with the initials HD at the
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