1687 1st ed Travels of John Chardin in PERSIA Middle East Iraq Turkey MAPS

CHARDIN, John

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A rare first edition of Jean Chardin’s “Travels into Persia and the East Indies”. This book is regarded as one of the finest works of early Western scholarship on Persia and the Near East. This incredible work includes beautiful folding plates, plates of maps, city views, and important Persian events. In this book Chardin discusses his journeys from Constantinople to the Black Sea, Persia, and throughout the Middle East (Kashan, Iraq; Armenia, Crimea, and Georgia). The end of his journey took him through the Cape of Good Hope, on his way home.

 

Upon his return, he was considered quite a celebrity in London; though, according to Evelyn he was ‘not inclined to talke wonders”. He met with famous members of the Royal Society, all of whom took great interest in his voyage. He told them of his witnessing of Abbas II’s coronation, and the jewels and fine ornaments he had seen.

 

This French edition includes extracts from the Qur’an and Muslim religious songs describing Muhammed and Mecca.

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1687 1st ed Travels of John Chardin in PERSIA Middle East Iraq Turkey MAPS

 

A rare first edition of Jean Chardin’s “Travels into Persia and the East Indies”. This book is regarded as one of the finest works of early Western scholarship on Persia and the Near East. This incredible work includes beautiful folding plates, plates of maps, city views, and important Persian events. In this book Chardin discusses his journeys from Constantinople to the Black Sea, Persia, and throughout the Middle East (Kashan, Iraq; Armenia, Crimea, and Georgia). The end of his journey took him through the Cape of Good Hope, on his way home.

 

Upon his return, he was considered quite a celebrity in London; though, according to Evelyn he was ‘not inclined to talke wonders”. He met with famous members of the Royal Society, all of whom took great interest in his voyage. He told them of his witnessing of Abbas II’s coronation, and the jewels and fine ornaments he had seen.

 

This French edition includes extracts from the Qur’an and Muslim religious songs describing Muhammed and Mecca.

 

Item number: #4261

Price: $950

 

CHARDIN, John

 

Journal du voyage du chevalier Chardin en Perse et aux Indes orientales : par la mer Noire et par la Colchide : qui contient le voyage de Paris à Hispahan.

 

A Lyon : Chez Thomas Amaulry, ruë Merciere, au Mercure Galant, 1687.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • 1 – [24], 438
      • 1 plate,
    • Vol . 2 – 439, [9]
      • 10 plates
      • Lacking 4 plates
    • References: Howgego I, 216; Atabey 218
      • Howgego: “His account of the Persian court and his business transactions with the shah are of considerable interest.”
      • Atabey: “Chardin’s acute observations and valuable insights into oriental life were highly praised by Montesquieu, Rousseau, Gibbon and Helvetius, all of whom drew on his work in their own writings”
    • Language: French
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~6.25in X 3.75in (16cm x 9.5cm)
    • Only one other example for sale worldwide at $3400

 

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4261

Categories

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

CHARDIN, John

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete