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 text is complete. With 6 engraved folding maps (two maps with tears without loss), but actually 7 maps because two maps are joined together. Contemporary full calf, spines with five raised bands, richly decorated in compartments, slightly rubbed, head of spine (volume two) chipped. Six leaves with marginal repair in volume one (no text missing), wormholes running through some leaves and minor marginal waterstain in the beginning of volume two. Second French edition translated from the German.Important and famous travel accounts by two members of an embassy sent out by Duke Frederick III of Schleswig-Holstein in 1633-39, the first German trading mission to Persia. Adam Oelschläger (Olearius), renowned mathematician and orientalist gives a comprehensive account of Russia and Persia. In 1638 Mandelso travelled further east into India and in 1639 he sailed for England calling at Ceylon and Madagascar. His account contains descriptions of Madagascar, Ceylon, India, East Indies, Japan and China. Mandelslo's account is published posthumously by Olearius. The maps are: La Livonie ou Liflande; Moscovie; Le Cours de La Riviere de Wolga & Mariis Caspii ostium ad Wolgam (pasted together); Mare Caspium siue Hyracanum Persis Kulsum; Maris Caspii alluens Hyrcaniam siue Kilan; and Les Indes Orientales. An attractive set. Cf Cordier BS 2076. Howgego M38.
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