Rome: Filippomaria Mancini, 1672. The first edition of an important work recounting an Italian Carmelite missionary's voyage from Rome to India. The author passes through Malta, Beirut, Tripoli, Aleppo, the deserts of Syria, Nineveh, Babylon, Basra, and Persia. His account also covers some of the animals and plants of India as well as useful cultural information. "Amat di San Flippo regards [this] relation as perhaps the most important of the 17th century Italian travellers" [Atabey]. Folio, [xviii] + 482pp. + index. Lacking frontispiece and errata sheet. Title-page and a couple other leaves detached but present. Several pages with marginal repairs but without loss. Water-stained throughout. Bound in 19th century quarter vellum over marbled boards, some worming to spine, other general wear. [Atabey 1297].