Mirabilia Descripta. The Wonders of the East, by Friar Jordanus, of the Order of Preachers and Bishop of Columbum in India the Greater, (circa 1330). Translated from the Latin Original, as published at Paris in 1839, in the Recueil de Voyages et de memoires, of the Society of Geography, with the Addition of a Commentary. Catalani Jordanus, Henry, Bishop of Columbum . Yule, Jordanus of Sererac.

Mirabilia Descripta. The Wonders of the East, by Friar Jordanus, of the Order of Preachers and Bishop of Columbum in India the Greater, (circa 1330). Translated from the Latin Original, as published at Paris in 1839, in the Recueil de Voyages et de memoires, of the Society of Geography, with the Addition of a Commentary.

London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1863 (1862). 4, 8, iv, xvii, 68 pp. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Hakluyt Society, First series: No. 31. Spine sunned, small chip to head of spine, small tears to heel, otherwise about very good, institutional bookplate to front pastedown, owner's nautical bookplate opposite. Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica 2019. Cox I: 311. Oaten 264. Item #33614

The supplementary material includes the 1863 annual report. This is the only work written during the Medieval period that focussed on India and is the first in Europe to mention the Marathi country. Jordanus became Bishop of Quilon in Kerala in 1329.

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