P. Bernardin Surius, "Le Pieux Pelerin ou Voyage de Jerusalem, divise en trois livres contenant la description Topographique de plusieurs royaumes, pais, villes, nations...", Brusselles, 1666. First and only edition of one of the RAREST travel accounts for the Levant. Contemporary full leather slightly rubbed, fine architectural engraved title, pp.,596, and the double page engraved map of Palestine (frayed at the edges). Scattered light browning , but overall a very good copy. Father Bernardin Surius was a Dutch who spent the years 1644 to 1647 to Holy Land, as Commisaire de la Terre Sainte, a high valued position in Catholic Church. He started his journey from Northern Europe, visiting Italy, Malta, Crete (still Venetian) and Cyprus before his arrival to Holy Land. The work is divided in three parts/books. The travelling part, the living part in Holy Land and the part of his return. In his first book, one chapter is devoted to Crete and an another one to Cyprus. He provides a very detailed travel account from Europe towards the Holy Land and back. He focused in the religious practices of the East, but describes equally Muslim and Christian societies, their costume and manner. As he kept calendar notes of his travels and was obviously well educated, his account is an invaluable source of information. EXTREMELY RARE. Blackmer 1620, Not in Atabey.