9 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 750
Estimate USD 800 - USD 1,200
CHARDIN, Jean (1643-1713). Persian- und Ost-Indische Reise-Beschreibung. Leipzig: Johann Friedrich Gleditsch, 1687.
4o (202 x 166 mm). Title in red and black. Engraved portrait, additional title and 16 engraved plates and maps (10 folding). (Some browning, and minor staining.) Contemporary vellum (darkened, some wear to joints).
FIRST GERMAN EDITION. Chardin was driven from France by the persecution of the Protestants, settling in London he soon became court jeweller to Charles II. The present account describes his travels as agent for the purchase of jewels to Shah Solyman III, and his journeys to Russia and India in 1664-1669 and 1671-1677. Cox I, 250; Graesse I:121; Schwab 87.
BROWN, Edward (1644-1708). Durch Niederland, Teutschland, Hungarn, Serbien, Bulgarien, Macedonien, Thessalien, Oesterreich . . . gethane gantz sonderbare Reisen. Nuremberg: Johann Michael Spörlin for Johann Zieger, 1686.
4o. Engraved additional title, title in red and black, 17 engraved plates (11 folding or double-page), showing 19 scenes and views.
FIRST GERMAN EDITION, published in the year of the first edition. Graesse I:548.
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