Chorographica descriptio provinciarum

Chorographica descriptio provinciarum et conventuum F. F. Minorum S. Francisci Capucinorum, praedicatorum sacerdotorum, clericorum et laicorum quorundam fratrum labore industria delineata, sculpta, impressa iussu Joannis a Montecalerio.
Chorographica descriptio provinciarum et conventuum F. F. Minorum S. Francisci Capucinorum, praedicatorum sacerdotorum, clericorum et laicorum quorundam fratrum labore industria delineata, sculpta, impressa iussu Joannis a Montecalerio.
Giovanni da Moncalieri

Chorographica descriptio provinciarum et conventuum F. F. Minorum S. Francisci Capucinorum, praedicatorum sacerdotorum, clericorum et laicorum quorundam fratrum labore industria delineata, sculpta, impressa iussu Joannis a Montecalerio.

Augusta Taurinorum [Turin]: sumptibus Alexandri Federici Cauallerij Bibliopola, 1649

Case oversize G1793 .G37 1649

Gift of the Catholic Theological Union.

A very rare atlas of the locations of the convents of the Capuchins (a faction of reformed Franciscans recognized in 1628). One of over 800 volumes constituting the rare book collection of the Catholic Theological Union recently donated as a block to the Newberry. This image is the woodcut title-page for a map of the Capuchin province of Aquitaine; that is, southwest France. Each of the over 50 maps has a different and similarly beautiful title-page, each with its own distinct border decoration. Only one other copy of this, the second edition, is recorded in North America.

Acquisition Date: 
2008