The Voyage of Nearchus from the Indus to the Euphrates, Collected from the Original Journal Preserved by Arrian, and Illustrated by Authorities Ancient and Modern; Containing an Account of the First Navigation Attempted by Europeans in the Indian Ocean. London, printed for T. Cadell, jun, and W. Davies, 1797.
4to. Pp. xv, 530, errata (2). With engraved frontispiece (small marginal loss of outer front corner) and 6 engraved maps and charts (4 large folding). A few illustrations in the text. Contemporary full calf, covers ruled in gilt, flat spine gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers with matching edges, worn and spine restored. One leaf with clean tear without loss. Some offsetting from maps to text, otherwise a clean and fresh copy with wide margins. First edition. This work comprises an English version of Arrian's account of the celebrated voyage of Nearchus of Crete from Indus to the Tigris in 325 B.C. Nearchus, a commander of Alexander the Great's fleet who undertook several independant expeditions during Alexander's campaigns across Asia. Arrian, a Greek historian and statesman during the Roman period, wrote about events that had occurred several hundred of years before his time. "My purpose was not to translate Arrian, but to make him intelligible to an English reader, and to investigate a variety of subjects, historical, geographical and commercial" (preface). Howgego N10.
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Keywords: Central Asia & India, india, inde, persia, persian, arabia, arabien, saud arabia, iran, babylon, assyria, history, historical, geography,