Jean-Baptiste Tavernier/ - The six voyages of John Baptista Tavernier through Turky into Persia and the East-Indies - 1677/1678

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Jean-Baptiste Tavernier/ - The six voyages of John Baptista Tavernier through Turky into Persia and the East-Indies - 1677/1678
History, Illustrated, Incunabula & early printing, Natural History, Travels - Quantity: 1 - Book

The six voyages of John Baptista Tavernier through Turky into Persia and the East-Indies, finished in the year 1670 together with a new relation of the present grand signor's Seraglio to which is added a description of all the kingdoms which encompass the Euxian and Caspian Seas, by an Englisch Traveller, never before printed, A collection of several relations and treatises singular and curious of John Baptista Tavernier, baron of Aubonne, not printed among his first six voyages.

Two parts in one volume, with 22 (of 23) full-page engravings and several images in the text. Pages are slightly browned and splodgy, commensurate with age. Some restorations with acid-free tape and paper. Contemporary calfskin binding, 6 raised bands on the spine, restored and re-bound. Front endpaper renewed. Otherwise complete and in good condition. xviii, 264, 214 and 119 pp. With a 19th-century chromolithograph that was added later depicting harem women from Constantinople. See pictures, they are part of the description.

Known as the first English translation by John Philips of Tavernier's famous and informative travel reports. A businessman and son of a Paris geographer, he undertook six journeys to Turkey, Persia and India at Louis XIV's expense in the period 1631-1668. The images mainly depict coins and stones with Arabic inscriptions and examples of Arabic script. The Persian journeys include description of the Arabian Gulf and pearl fishing and navigation in the Gulf.

Sought-after and extremely rare.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
History, Illustrated, Incunabula & early printing, Natural History, Travels
Author/ Illustrator
Jean-Baptiste Tavernier/
Book Title
The six voyages of John Baptista Tavernier through Turky into Persia and the East-Indies
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1677
Publication year youngest item
1678
Edition
1st Edition Thus
Language
English
Original language
No
Publisher
London, Printed for R.L. en M.P. (=Moses Pitt) and to be sold by John Starkey.
Binding/ Material
Leather
Number of pages
615
Dimensions
28×18 cm
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