• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

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    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 132

    FRYER, John (d. 1733). A new Account of East India and Persia, in eight letters, being nine years Travels begun 1672 and finished 1681. London: by R.R. for R. Chiswell, 1698.

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    FRYER, John (d. 1733). A new Account of East India and Persia, in eight letters, being nine years Travels begun 1672 and finished 1681. London: by R.R. for R. Chiswell, 1698.

    2o (312 x 194 mm). Engraved portrait and 8 plates and maps, some double-page. (Some leaves browned or slightly spotted.) Contemporary calf (rebacked preserving original spine and endpapers).

    FIRST EDITION of one of the most interesting and reliable contemporary accounts of Mughal India, southern India and Persia where the author visited Isphahan and the southern parts of the country. The plate facing p. 111 may well be the earliest reproduction in the West of an Indian miniature (probably a Deccani painting). The map facing p.60 with a printed key overslip. Wing F-2257.


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