Apr 16, 2019 - Sale 2505

Sale 2505 - Lot 353

Price Realized: $ 406
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(TRAVEL.) Gómez, Cristobal. Elogia Societatis Iesu Sive Propugnaculum. Engraved illustrated title page. [38], 490, [37] pages plus Approbatio leaf. 4to, contemporary calf, worn, backstrip chipped with worming; moderate toning and foxing to contents. Antwerp: Iacobum Meursium, 1677

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first edition. Rare text celebrating the Jesuits, with substantial information on the Americas including references to Jesuit missions in Mexico, Paraguay, Brazil, and Peru, as well as the Philippines, Japan, and China. Gomez describes Jesuit universities and gives biographies of important Jesuits. Cristobal Gomez (1610-1680) was a Spanish Jesuit who served as a missionary in Paraguay beginning in 1632; while there he was professor of philosophy and theology at Cordove du Tucuman, and served as Provincial in the last four years of his life. DeBacker-Sommervogel III:1552.