GONZALES de Mendoza Juan (1545-1618) - Dell'historia della China. Venice: Andrea Muschio, 1590. Second Italian edition of one of the first works dedicated to China. Mendoza based his work on the accounts of the Agostinian and Franciscan missionaries at the court of Philipp II. 8vo (160 x 116mm). Woodcut initials and headpieces (waterstaining to bottom margin of first leaves, some staining). Contemporary limp vellum, manuscript title on spine (partially unbound, some wear and chipping). Provenance: Fran. Miaro (ownership inscription on title).