The happy finding of the original documentation related to the publication of various editions of The Devout Pilgrim(1654-1666) allows for the reconstruction of the material process of the first editions of this important book of travels to the Holy Land. The general context of these editions has to do with the urgent need to promote both pilgrimages to the holy sites as well as alms to support them, considering that other religious orders were attracting their faithful to North Africa with their tales of martyrs and captives. The printed books, along with print engravings, paintings, and small-scale models of the holy sites, were used for the multi-continental diffusion of the pilgrimage to Jerusalem, which left its mark both in the Palestinian workshops where the designs were made and in the American lands where many models, books, and printed images were sent.


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