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Gemelli-Careri, [Giovanni Francesco]
VOYAGE DU TOUR DU MONDE, TRADUIT DE L'ITALIEN. DE GEMELLI CARERI. PAR L.M.N. ENRICHI D'UN GRAND NOMBRE DE FIGURES. PARIS: ETIENNE GANEAU, 1719
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PROPERTY OF BERNARD HANOTIAU

Gemelli-Careri, [Giovanni Francesco]
VOYAGE DU TOUR DU MONDE, TRADUIT DE L'ITALIEN. DE GEMELLI CARERI. PAR L.M.N. ENRICHI D'UN GRAND NOMBRE DE FIGURES. PARIS: ETIENNE GANEAU, 1719
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Gemelli-Careri, [Giovanni Francesco]
VOYAGE DU TOUR DU MONDE, TRADUIT DE L'ITALIEN. DE GEMELLI CARERI. PAR L.M.N. ENRICHI D'UN GRAND NOMBRE DE FIGURES. PARIS: ETIENNE GANEAU, 1719
FIRST FRENCH EDITION, 6 volumes, 12mo (165 x 90mm.), half-titles, engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait of the author, 57 maps and plates (some folding), contemporary brown calf, spine tooled in gilt with raised bands and red labels, speckled edges, a few minor tears and damp stains, light browning and offsetting from plates, expertly re-backed and tooled in period style, some volumes retaining original spines
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Literature

Western Travellers in China 37

Catalogue Note

"Giovanni Francesco Gemelli-Careri (1651-1725) left Italy in 1693 and travelled through Turkey, Persia and India. He then continued to Macao and on to Beijing (arriving in November 1695). The Italian Jesuit Claudio Filippo Grimaldi "arranged an audience with the Kangxi Emperor, who apparently regarded Careri as some sort of emissary of the Pope" (Howgego). Careri returned to Macao in via Canton, then sailed for the Philippines in April 1696... Volume 4 is entirely devoted to China" (Western Travellers in China).

China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection

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