Lot 91 of 319:
Voyages to Muscovy and Persia, Bridgewater Library copy  

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Title:
The Voyages & Travels of the Ambassadors sent by Frederick Duke of Holstein, to the Great Duke of Muscovy, and the King of Persia...Containing a Compleat History of Muscovy, Tartary, Persia, and other Adjacent Countries...in VII. Books. Whereto are added the Travels of John Albert de Mandelslo, (a Gentleman Belonging to the Embassy) from Persia, into the East-Indies ... in III books

Author:
Olearius, Adam

Place:
London

Publisher:
Printed for Thomas Dring, and John Starkey

Date:
1662

Description:

2 volumes in 1. [28], 424, [4], 287, [10] pp. Translated into English by John Davies. Illustrated with 7 folding or double-page copper-engraved maps; 4 copper-engraved plates including the frontispiece. (Folio) 29x20 cm (11½x7¾"), three-quarter vellum with marbled boards, red morocco spine label, tooled and titled in gilt.

Important and widely-read account of travels through Russia and Persia, and into India and the Far East, during the seventeenth century. Translation of Offt begehrte Beschreibung der newen orientalischen Reise [and] Morgenländische Reyse-Beschreibung (1647). The maps include the large folding plan of the Volga, plus the Baltic regions, Muscovy, Persia, Asia, China, etc. This copy is from the Bridgewater Library, with its bookplate on the front pastedown and crest in gilt on the front cover.


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