L'Afrique de Marmol,
de la Traduction de Nicolas Perrot sieur d'Ablancourt. Divisee en trois volumes, et enrichie des Cartes Geographiques de M. Sanson, Geographe ordinaire du Roy. Avec l'Histoire des Chérifs, traduite de l'Espagnol de Diego Torres, par le Duc d'Angoulesme le Pere. Reveue & retouchée par P.R.A. Paris Chez Louis Billaine, en la grand' Salle du Palais, a la Palme 1667
First French edition Three volumes, pp.[xxii, ii (blank), viii], 532, ; [xvi], 578, ; , 304, , [2, blank]; [xiv], 226, , [1, Privilege du Roy]; 28 folding maps. First volume without half-title. A very good set handsomely bound in full mottled calf, gilt panelled spines to style. Occasional scattered light foxing.
Brunet III, 1440
Luis del Marmol Caravajal (1520-1600) served as a soldier to Carlos V and Felipe II, fighting in Africa where he was captured and jailed. He learnt Arabic during his eight years imprisonment in Algiers, and on his release travelled extensively in northern Africa. His writing is focused on Spanish commercial interests in Africa, and he provides a valuable source on the consumer goods valued in Europe in his day. First published in Granada, in Spanish, in two folio volumes, 1573-99.