Lot 73 of 312:
Olearius's travels in Russia and Persia 1719  

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Voyages Très curieux & très-renommez faits en Moscovie, Tartarie et Perse. Dans lesquels on trouve une Description curieuse & la Situation exacte des Pays & Etats, par où il a passé, tels que sont la Livonie, la Moscovie, la Tartarie, la Medie, & la Perse...

Olearius, Adam


Pierre Vander Aa



Two volumes in one. [36] pp., 560 columns on [280] pp.; [4] pp, 565-1108 columns on [272] pp.; [20] index pp. + 2 advert. pp. With 42 copper-engraved plates & maps, 39 of them double-page or folding; 58 engravings in the text. (folio) 31x20 cm (12¼x7¾"), period mottled calf, spine tooled in gilt, raised bands,  two morocco lettering pieces, , marbled endpapers, page edges stained red.

Olearius's account of the first German expedition to Persia, as well as travels through Russia. Translated by Abraham Wicquefort.  Superbly illustrated with finely engraved maps and views. The maps include the large folding plan of the Volga, plus the Baltic regions, Muscovy, Persia, Asia, China, etc.

The title concludes: Et où il est parlé du Naturel, des Manieres de vivre, des Moeurs, & des Coutumes de leurs Habitans; du Gouvernement Politique & Ecclesiastique, des Raretez qui se trouvent dans ce Pays; & des Ceremonies qui s'y observent.

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Binding with a bit of rubbing and wear; partially removed bookplate on front pastedown; browning to some pages at rear, occasional light foxing; overall very good, a nice copy.

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