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Letters - Early Collections

Diuersi auisi particolari dall’Indie di Portogallo, riceuuti dall’anno 1551. Sino al 1558. Dalli reuerendi padre della Compagnia di giesu…(Venice, 1565)

Originally published in Spanish as Copia de diversas cartas de algunos padres y hermanos de la Compañia de Iesus, this is one of the earliest printed collections of reports from Jesuit missions. The letters from Brazil include an account by Manuel de Nobrega of the first Jesuit mission in South America, established in 1549.