Alonso Sánchez, SJ
[MANUSCRIPT] Relatione delle Filippine ; e di quello che trattorono, e riportorono in Corte di Spagna,
e di Roma per mezzo del P. Alonso Sanchez Gesuita mandato dalla Republica di quell’ Isole. [Rome?, 1606]. Folio, marbled paper boards, gilt decorated morocco title label to front; front pastedown with ex libris of H.P. Kraus; ff 32, manuscript; clean and legible throughout.
An account in Italian of the activities of the Spanish Jesuit missionary Alonso Sánchez (1547-1593). In 1586 Sánchez was sent to Madrid by the people in Manila to argue for a new governor for the Philippines with specific qualities. He then travelled to Rome, on the advice of his general, Aquaviva, where he saw the pope, Sixtus V, and argued for more clergy to assist in the conversion of the people of the Philippines.