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PROPERTY OF A FORMER GERMAN AMBASSADOR

Chardin, John
TRAVELS OF SIR JOHN CHARDIN INTO PERSIA AND EAST INDIES THROUGH THE BLACK-SEA AND THE COUNTRY OF COLCHIS. LONDON: MOSES PITT, 1686
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 1,188 GBP
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PROPERTY OF A FORMER GERMAN AMBASSADOR

Chardin, John
TRAVELS OF SIR JOHN CHARDIN INTO PERSIA AND EAST INDIES THROUGH THE BLACK-SEA AND THE COUNTRY OF COLCHIS. LONDON: MOSES PITT, 1686
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 1,188 GBP
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Chardin, John
TRAVELS OF SIR JOHN CHARDIN INTO PERSIA AND EAST INDIES THROUGH THE BLACK-SEA AND THE COUNTRY OF COLCHIS. LONDON: MOSES PITT, 1686
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, folio (312 x 192mm.), engraved portrait frontispiece (dated 1643), engraved title, one folding engraved map of the Black Sea and surrounding region, 16 plates (some folding or double-page), "Directions to Binder" leaf, contemporary calf, a few occasional tears, rebacked and repaired
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ESTC R12885

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First English edition, published concurrently with the French 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. In pages 242–54 the author describes his travels in Armenia, with views of Yerevan and Etchmiadzin.

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