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ARRIĖNS, P(IETER). - Dagboek eener reis naar Constantinopel in 1840, met eenige geschiedkundige mededeelingen en opmerkingen.

Title: Dagboek eener reis naar Constantinopel in 1840, met eenige geschiedkundige mededeelingen en opmerkingen.
Description: 's Gravenhage, Gebroeders van Cleef, 1854.Original printed boards (frontcover sl. discoloured;spine sl. dam.). X,162 pp.First edition. - Pieter Arriėns (1791-1860), later a Rear-Admiral in the Dutch navy, was commander of the Dutch frigate De Rijn, when he visited Greece in the late winter and early spring of 1840. Also on board was H.R.M. Hendrik, Prince of the Netherlands. Arriėns had not planned to publish his notes, but with the outbreak of the Crimean War (1853-1856) he felt the need to inform the Dutch public on the current situation in Constantinople (Koster, To Hellen's noble land, p. 148).Weber 475; Not in Tiele or Cat. NHSM.

Keywords: Dutch travel Europe Greece Turkey

Price: EUR 291.50 = appr. US$ 316.82 Seller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (NVvA/ILAB)
- Book number: 7446

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