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Descriptions of Religions and Customs of People Outside of Europe


This 18th century book, originally written in French and illustrated by Bernard Picart then translated to Dutch by Abraham Moubach, features information on and images depicting religion, objects, and customs of several different ethnic groups and cultures outside of Europe, with somewhat of an emphasis on the indigenious people of the Americas.

The book is in good condition, with the pages fraying and yellowing a bit on the edges, but with very few tears and none significantly large.

Since the pages featuring the engraved illustrations are actually original from the French version of the book, there is also a notable artifact of this translation that remained after the moving of the original French image pages to the Dutch version which has been noted in the exhibit.

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