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. Disbound, remains of old wrappers at inner margin. Partly with some staining. With ownership annotation on title, dated 1714. Rare first edition of this 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. The manuscript of OxenstiernaÕs travel notes from his first tour 1607-13 is preserved in the Royal Swedish Archives. The othermanuscript, dealing with his second journey, has been lost, and the only extant facts about the travels are to be found in thepresent work.Bengt Oxenstierna, born into a noble family, lost his parents at an early age and was educated at Rostock and other placesin Germany. He travelled extensively throughout Europe and made two journeys to the Orient.The first tour, which started in 1613, took him to the Holy Landand from there he continued to Cyprus before he returned toNaples. On his second journey between 1616-1620 he travelled via Egypt to Constantinople where he learned the Turkishlanguage. He continued eastward through Syria, Bagdad and Babylon, and settled down in Isfahan for about two years. Hetravelled throughout Persia as far as to the borders of India. He returned through Armenia to the Holy Land, then by footthrough the Arabian dessert to Egypt. From Sidon he returned by ship to Europe, reaching Sweden in August 1620.Hierta 1135: Òr.r.r.Ó. Warmholtz 7408. Hedin, Resare-Bengt, Sthlm 1921.
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