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KIÖPING, NILS MATSON / WILLMAN, OLOF ERIKSSON / [CARON, FRANCOIS]: - ÉÊEen kort beskrffning uppå trenne reesor och peregrinationer, sampt konungarijket Japan: I. Beskrifwes een reesa / som genom Asia / Africa och många andra hedniska konungarijken /... förrättat aff Nils Matson Kiöping... II. Beskriwes een reesa till OstIndien / China och Japan: III. ... om förbenembde stoora och mächta konungarijketz Japan tillstånd /... förrättat och beskrefwen aff Oloff Erickson Willman... IV. Uthföres een reesa ifrån Muszcow till China, genom Mongul och Cataja... Wiisindzborg, Johann Kankel, 1674.

. 4to. Pp. (iv), 176, 178-304. Half calf on marbled paper boards, spine ruled in gilt and with a red title label. Occasionally some minor browning. Second edition, first published in 1667 in only 500 copies. A scarce Swedish collection printed at the private press of Count Brahe in Wisingsborg by the German bookprinter Johan Kankel. They are the first proper travel accounts published in Sweden. Comprises: I. Nils Matson Kiöping's narrative of his voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, Arabia, Persia, and further on to the Far East. His story was partly imaginative but became enormously popular at the time. Kiöping was employed as a bosun on a Dutch ship which in 1648 took him to Guinea and later to the Cape of Good Hope. See Lasse Berg, När Sverige upptäckte Afrika, Stockholm 1997, pp. 11-15. II. Olof Eriksson WillmanÕs account of a voyage on a Dutch East India ship to East India, China and Japan between 1648-53. He visited Java which at the time was a Dutch colony. III. WillmanÕs interesting and accurate account of Japan (with separate title page dated 1673) which he visited in August 1651 for some months. He was able to participate in a Dutch embassy to Edo (Tokyo) which was reached in January 1652. His account of Tokaido, the ÒEast Sea RouteÓ, is one of the earliest known in European literature. Also includes a translation of Francois CaronÕs account of Japan. See Hjärne, Två svenska Japanfarare, pp. 17-83. IV. An account of a journey from Moscow to China.
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