A voyage to Abyssinia

Voyage historique d'Abyssinie. English
Lobo, Jerónimo, 1596?-1678

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  • Creator by Father Jerome Lobo, a Portuguese Jesuit : Containing a narrative of the dangers he underwent in his first attempt to pass from the Indies into Abyssinia; with a description of the coasts of the Red Sea : an account of the history, laws, customs, religion, habits, and buildings of the Abyssins; with the rivers, air, soil, birds, beasts, fruits and other natural productions of that remote and unfrequented country : a relation of the admission of the Jesuits into Abyssinia in 1625, and their expulsion from thence in 1634 : an exact description of the Nile, its head, its branches, the course of its waters, and the cause of its inundations : With a continuation of the history of Abyssinia down to the beginning of the eighteenth century, and fifteen dissertations on various subjects, relating to the history, antiquities, government, religion, manners, and natural history of Abyssinia, and other countries mention'd by Father Jerome Lobo : By Mr. Le Grand, from the French
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication London : printed for A. Bettesworth, and C. Hitch, 1735.
  • Physical Details
    • xii, 396 pages, 8 unnumbered pages ; 20 cm
  • OCLC ocm00617603


  • Title in red and black.
  • Lobo's Portuguese manuscript was originally published in the French version of J. Legrand.
  • Translated by Dr. Samuel Johnson. cf. Fumagali, Bibliografia etopica, p. 14.
  • Possibly printed in Birmingham, see W.P. Courtney, A bibliography of Samuel Johnson (1925), p. 2-3.
  • Includes errata (p. xii).
  • ESTC, T88596.
  • Fumagali. Bibliografia etopica, p. 14.
  • Courtney, W.P. Bibliography of Samuel Johnson (1925), p. 2-3.


  • A voyage to Abyssinia -- A description of Abyssinia -- The sequel of the account of Abyssinia -- A dissertation upon Mr. Ludolf's history of Abyssinia -- Dissertation the second, upon Æthiopia, or Abyssinia -- Dissertation the third, upon the Nile -- A dissertation on the Eastern side of Africa, from Melinda to the Streight of Babelmandel -- Dissertation the fourth, on Prester-John -- Dissertation the fifth, on the Kings of Abyssinia, their coronation, titles, queens and sons; of their armies, and the manner of distributing justice -- Dissertation the sixth, on the Red-Sea, and the navigation of Solomon's fleets -- Dissertation the seventh, on the Queen of Sheba -- Dissertation the eighth, upon circumcision -- Dissertation the ninth, on the conversion of the Abyssins -- Dissertation the tenth, on the errors of the Abyssins relating to the incarnation -- Dissertation the eleventh, concerning the Sacraments, particularly those of Baptism and Confirmation -- Dissertation the twelfth, on the Eucharist and Pennance -- Dissertation the thirteenth, on Extreme Unction, Ordination and Marriage -- Dissertation the fourteenth, on the invocation of Saints, miracles, prayers for the dead, fasts, images, and reliques -- Dissertation the fifteenth, on the hierarchy or government of the Church of Æthiopia
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