Asia, Thailand, India, Iran, China, Cambodja, Middle East; P. Du Val - Carte du Voyage de Mh. L ´Evesque de Beryte (..) au Royaume de la Cochin-Chine - 1661-1680

Description
Asia, Thailand, India, Iran, China, Cambodja, Middle East; P. Du Val - Carte du Voyage de Mh. L ´Evesque de Beryte (..) au Royaume de la Cochin-Chine - 1661-1680
Rare 17th century map from the first French book on Thailand, showing the travels of a French priest

Very rare map by Duval, showing the journey of Jacques de Bourges (1630-1714) in the Far East, giving details on the countries crossed to reach Siam, considered as the first French book published on this country.

Jacques de Bourges was part of the first team sent by young foreign missions in Asia. He left Marseille on November 27, 1660. The author crosses on foot Persia and India and then embarks for the kingdom of Siam traveling through Basra, Isfahan, Gomeron, Surat and Masulipatan. in August 1662, After a journey of 20 months, he reaches the city of Siam.

Published in RELATION DU VOYAGE DE MONSEIGNEUR L'EVEQUE DE BERYTE VICAIRE...... A Paris, chez Denys Bechet, 1666.

Image 16x22,5cm, page 20,5x32cm

Lot details
Object
Map
Country (current geographical location)
Asia
Geographical specification
Thailand, India, Iran, China, Cambodja, Middle East
Map maker/ publisher
P. Du Val
Map/ Book title
Carte du Voyage de Mh. L ´Evesque de Beryte (..) au Royaume de la Cochin-Chine
Period
1661-1680
Condition
Excellent
Technique
Copper engraving
Additional Information
Rare 17th century map from the first French book on Thailand, showing the travels of a French priest
Size of the largest image
16×22.5 cm
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