Blas de Buyza (Buiza).

AUCTION 76 | Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Ceremonial & Graphic Art

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Lot 172

Blas de Buyza (Buiza).

Relacion nueua, vedadera y copiosa de los sagrados lugares de Ierusalen y Tierrasanta, de las misericordias diuinas que en ellos resplandece, de los muchos trabajos …que por conseruarlos en piedad christiana padecen los religiosos del …padre San Francisco que los habitan y de los …gastos que tienen con los turcos.<<First edition.>> ff. (8), 122. Light wear, some worming though generally not affecting text, inscriptions on title-page. Contemporary vellum, worn. 12mo. Only two copies found on Worldcat - in The National Library, Rome and The National Library, Madrid.

Madrid: Por la Viuda de Alonso Martin 1622

Est: $3,000 - $5,000
<<Important work for the history of Minorities in the Holy Land.>> Account of a Franciscan Friar who was responsible for the administration and maintenance of properties in the Holy Land belonging to the Order of San Francisco. The author describes the state of the holy sites in Jerusalem and its surroundings, including the site of “Templo de Salomon,” Hebron, and many other places sacred to both Christians and to Jews. He also recounts the harassment and related difficulties that his fellow friars, other Christians, as well as Jews, encountered due to obstacles placed by the Ottoman ruling authorities. The introduction by Paolo da Zamora is interesting, with references to many other Holy Land written accounts.