Le Pieux Pelerin, ou Voyage de Jerusalem; Divisé en trois livres [..] Ioinct un Discours de l’Alcoran, et un Traicté de la cité de Ierusalem, et de tous les saincts lieux de la Palestine.

Surius, Pére Bernardin.

Book ID: 17152


4to. [26], 596 pp., [8], engraved frontispiece portrait of author, 1 double page folding map, architectural engraved title, contemporary full calf, gilt decorated raised spine, some wear to cover, small stamp on title page and front fly leaf, previous owner’s old and faded inscription on front endpaper, bookplate verso front cover, 2 small tears to last blank leaf, copy in overall good condition, Chez François Foppens, Brusselles, 1666.


Sirius was a seventeenth-century pilgrim of Dutch origin, who spent the years 1644 to 1647 in Jerusalem as Commissaire de la Terre Sainte and as president du Saint Sepulchre. He started his journey visiting Italy, Malta, Crete, Cyprus and the Holy Land.
The work is divided into three parts,1- Le pelerin voyagaent. 2- Le pelerin sejournant”. 3- Le pelerin retournant”. He describes religious practices in the Levant with a commentary of the Qur’an, manners and customs of the inhabitants, mixed with exhortations and encouragement to the pilgrims.
Tobler cites an edition of 1664, but this is not in the catalogue of the Bibliotheque Nationale. The earliest known edition is 1666, a later edition appeared in Brussels in [1715] as Nouveau Voyage du Jerusalem.
Bibliographic references: Blackmer 1622; Rohricht 1054; Tobler p. 103; Laor 766 for 1705 edition; Weber 302.

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