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Jean De Thévenot - Reisen in Europa, Asia und Africa - 1693

Jean De Thévenot - Reisen in Europa, Asia und Africa - 1693

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Jean De Thévenot - Reisen in Europa, Asia und Africa - 1693
Archaeology, Architecture, Botany, Cartography, Colonial history, Geography, History, Illustrated, Linguistics, Natural History, Politics, Regional interest, Religion, Topography, Travels, War history - Quantity: 1 - Book

Very rare first edition of historical travelogues:
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Jean de Thévenaut

Reisen in Europa, Asia und Africa

Worinnen gehandelt wird von der Morgenländischen Reise,
und unter andern denen unterthänigen Herrschaften des Groß-Türcken ...

Edition in 3 parts in one book.

Printed in “Frankfurt am Main Verlag” (publisher) by Philipp Fievet in 1693.

With engraved portrait, copper title and 13 (of 48) copper plates.

Bound in a vellum binding of the time with overstitched edges in the format: 21cm x 18cm.

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Condition: Very good, but not complete inside (without pages 1-248 = 1st book of the 1st part). Binding sporadically loosened, some leaves just cut. Somewhat browned in places, in the white lower margin partly with slight dampness.

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First German edition of the complete travel description of the Parisian linguist and natural scientist Jean de Thévenot (1633-1667), which took him to India via Turkey, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Tunis, Iraq and Persia. In the process, he also brought together an important botanical collection and, among other things, popularised the coffee bean in France.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Archaeology, Architecture, Botany, Cartography, Colonial history, Geography, History, Illustrated, Linguistics, Natural History, Politics, Regional interest, Religion, Topography, Travels, War history
Author/ Illustrator
Jean De Thévenot
Book Title
Reisen in Europa, Asia und Africa
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1693
Edition
1st Edition
Language
German
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Philipp Fievet
Binding/ Material
Vellum
Number of pages
419
Dimensions
21×18 cm
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