Relation du voyage d'Adam Olearius en Moscovie, Tartarie et Perse, augmentée en cette nouvelle édition de plus d'un tiers et particulièrement d'une seconde partie; contenant le voyage de Jean Albert de Mandelslo aux Indes Orientales. Two volumes. Paris, Antoine Dezailler, 1679.
. 4to. (xxiv), (30), 656, 667-686; (xliv), 135, 138-266, 269-648. Pagination irregular but the text is complete. With seven engraved folding maps (two joined together), two maps with tears without loss. Contemporary full calf, spines with five raised bands richly decorated in compartments, slightly rubbed, head of spine to volume two chipped with small loss. Six leaves with marginal repair in volume one (no text missing), wormholes running through some leaves and minor marginal water staining in the beginning of volume two. Second French edition of these important travel accounts of the first German trading mission to Moscow and Persia, sent by the Duke of Holstein-Gottorp.Adam Oelschläger (Olearius), renowned mathematician and German scholar, accompanied the embassy as secretary. He published a comprehensive account of Russia and Persia. Johan Albert Mandelslo was a German adventurer who participated in the same expedition to Isfahan, where he separated from the party and made his way to India. In 1639 he sailed for England calling at Ceylon and Madagascar. Mandelslo's informative account is published posthumously by Olearius. It includes information about South-East Asia, Japan and China. The seven maps are: La Livonie ou Liflande; Moscovie; Le Cours de La Riviere de Wolga; Mariis Caspii ostium ad Wolgam; Mare Caspium siue Hyracanum Persis Kulsum; Maris Caspii alluens Hyrcaniam siue Kilan; and Les Indes Orientales. Cf Cordier BS 2076. Howgego M38.
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