The Greek church in the Middle East

Zialowski, Eustratius Johannes. Brevis delineatio ecclesiae orientalis Graecae, nunquam antehac, nunc vero cum notis evulgata.

Nuremberg, Andreas Knorz, 1681.

8vo. (8), 164, (4) pp. With 1 engraved plate and a few woodcut script specimens on p. 164. 18th century unsophisticated boards. All edges coloured.


An outline of the Greek church in Russia and the Middle East, written before 1621 and edited by Wolfgang Gundling. Sources referred to include Adam Olearius's "Persian Journey", Christoph Fürer's account of his journey to Egypt and Palestine, and the "Canones Arabicos" of the Council of Nicaea. The plate opposite p. 106 shows a facsimile of a Cyrillic writing specimen initialled by the author himself.

Binding rubbed and bumped; a few ink underlinings and annotations in an early 19th century scholar's neat hand. Gift from the Imperial Councillor Köhler in 1803 (owner's note on lower pastedown).


Estreicher XXXV, 324.

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