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ALVARES, Francisco. Historia de las Cosas de Etiopia, en la qual se Cuenta muy copiosamente, el estado y potécia del Emperador della, (que es el que muchos an pesado ser el Preste Juan)... Antwerp, Juan Steelsius, 1557.

Rare first Spanish language edition of one of the earliest detailed reports on Ethiopia available to Europeans: “incomparably more detailed than any earlier account of Ethiopia that has survived, it is also a very important source for Ethiopian history, for it was written just before the country was devastated by the Moslem Somali and pagan Galla invasions of the second quarter of the 16th century.” -- Hakluyt Society I., p. 12.
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