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[OXENSTIERNA, BENGT BENGTSSON] / LAURELIUS, OLAUS: - Lijkpredikan öfwer, then ädle och högwälborne herre, herr Bengt Oxenstierna ... Så och en kort relation, om then salige herrens stora förfarenheet, och widt kring om werlden giorda reesor. [Stockholm], Henrich Keyser, 1644.

. 4to. Lvs 27, without the last blank leaf. Paper wrappers, first and last leaves with remains of old wrappers at inner margin. Partly with some staining. With inscription on title "Ab anni 1714 die Ve Decembie Joh. Emundi Wettrenius". Rare first edition of the first Swedish printed work dealing with foreign travel. It is a Funerary Oration for Bengt Bengtsson Oxenstierna, also known as Resare-Bengt (Bengt the Traveller). Includes an appendix, with separate title, about his life and a description of his two journeys to the East based on his own diary notes. Bengt Oxenstierna, born into a Swedish noble family, educated in Germany and later served at the Italian court. He travelled extensively throughout Europe and made two journeys to the Orient. The first tour, which started in 1613, took him to the Holy Land and during his second journey between 1616-1620 he travelled extensively in the Levant. He stayed in Constantinople for some time and later continued to Syria, Bagdhad, Babylon, and Isfahan where he resided for about two years. He travelled throughout Persia as far as the border of India. On his return journey he went by foot through the Arabian desert to Egypt and continued by ship back to Europe. Oxenstierna's manuscript of the second journey has been lost, and the only extant facts about the travels are to be found in the present work. Hierta 1135: Òr.r.r.Ó. Warmholtz 7408. Hedin, Resare-Bengt, Sthlm 1921.
EUR 1500.00 [Appr.: US$ 1793.37 | £UK 1292.25 | JP¥ 194285] Booknumber: 100324

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