Paris: Jean-Baptiste Delespine, 1730. First Edition. hardcover. 2 folding maps, 2 folding plates. 8 vols., rubricated edges, 16mo, full contemporary brown calf, elaborately gilt spines; (head of spine of vol. I worn, otherwise very good). Paris: Jean-Baptiste Delespine, 1730. Very good (+). very good(+).
Author was a French Dominican brother who moved to Rome after living in the French West Indies from 1693-1706. He lived in Italy for ten years. He is noted for his writings on the West Indies and Ethiopia in addition to this work. Brunet III, p. 707.