Treatises on Europe and the Orient

Torquatus, Antonius. Prognosticon de eversione Europae & alia quaedam, quorum catalogum sequens docebit pagina.

Antwerp, Martin Nutius, 1552.

8vo. 51 ff. (without final blank). Printer's woodcut device on title page. Attractive modern boards.


Second edition thus (previously published in 1544) of this collection of smaller treatises on Europe and the Orient. Göllner calls this "a chronicle of contemporary history, spanning the years 1480 through 1532, fuelled by a calculated optimism". Contains the "Prognosticon" by the Ferrarese physician A. Arcoato (ff. 2-10), about the Turkish threat to Europe; A. & C. Cella's "Europae descriptio" (ff. 11-22r); F. Titelmans' "De fide ... Aethiopum" (ff. 22v-28r); D. a Gois, "Legatio Magni Indorum Imperatoris presbyteri Ioannis ... 1513" (ff. 28v-45r), and two treatises on the Ottoman Empire.

Some loss to final leaf (though not to text) professionally remargined.


BM-STC Dutch 199. Adams 811. Göllner III, 341.