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Travels through Asia to Peking 1806 w/ folding maps  

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Travels from St. Petersburgh in Russia, to Various Parts of Asia

Bell, John


Printed for William Creech



xiv, 616 pp. Illustrated with 2 folding engraved maps. (8vo) 22.4x13.6 cm (8¾x5½"), rebound in blue cloth lettered on spine in silver gilt.

John Bell, a Scottish doctor, traveled throughout Russia, China, Siberia, and to Constantinople. First published in Glasgow in 1763. The two maps, well engraved and printed on thick paper, are: "A Map of Mr. Bell's Journeys from Petersburg to Ispahan and from Petersburg to Constantinople" (39.8x30.5 cm) and "A Map of Mr. Bell's Journey from Moscow to Pekin" (65.5x25.5 cm). (Both have small stub tears and some marginal foxing, the latter has an additional small horizontal tear and vertical tear along middle fold, no loss)

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Touches of wear to cloth; front hinge tender, occasional foxing throughout, textblock faintly toned; very good.

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