1754 Jonas Hanway Account of British Trade Caspian Sea MAPS Persia Turks Sultans

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Jonas Hanway was an 18th-century English merchant. As a commercial partner with a firm in St. Petersburg, he traveled to Persia by way of the Caspian Sea in 1743. He recorded the events of his adventure as well as important historical events in Persia such as the reign of Shah Sultan Hussein, the invasion of Afghans, reign of Sultan Mir Mahmud, rise of Nadir Kouli, and the reign of Adil Shah. However, Hanway’s focus of this work was to describe a history of English commerce in the Caspian Sea area from 1553 to 1743. Hanway describes in great detail being attacked by pirates and struggling with sickness and fever.

 

This charming set is filled with incredible full-page engravings, title vignettes, and detailed, folding maps. Illustrations depict:

  • The arsenal at Berlin
  • A Pyramid of Heads
  • Theatre at Berlin
  • Portrait of the King of Prussia
  • Stadt House in Amsterdam
  • Portrait of Prince of Orange
  • Hussein delivering his Diadem
  • Portrait of Nadir Shah
  • And maps of the Caspian Sea and Persia

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1754 Jonas Hanway Account of British Trade Caspian Sea MAPS Persia Turks Sultans

 

Jonas Hanway was an 18th-century English merchant. As a commercial partner with a firm in St. Petersburg, he traveled to Persia by way of the Caspian Sea in 1743. He recorded the events of his adventure as well as important historical events in Persia such as the reign of Shah Sultan Hussein, the invasion of Afghans, reign of Sultan Mir Mahmud, rise of Nadir Kouli, and the reign of Adil Shah. However, Hanway’s focus of this work was to describe a history of English commerce in the Caspian Sea area from 1553 to 1743. Hanway describes in great detail being attacked by pirates and struggling with sickness and fever.

 

This charming set is filled with incredible full-page engravings, title vignettes, and detailed, folding maps. Illustrations depict:

  • The arsenal at Berlin
  • A Pyramid of Heads
  • Theatre at Berlin
  • Portrait of the King of Prussia
  • Stadt House in Amsterdam
  • Portrait of Prince of Orange
  • Hussein delivering his Diadem
  • Portrait of Nadir Shah
  • And maps of the Caspian Sea and Persia

 

Item number: #1608

Price: $1500

 

HANWAY, Jonas

 

An historical account of the British Trade over the Caspian Sea : with the Author’s Journal of Travels from England through Russia into Persia, and back through Russia, Germany and Holland : To which are added the Revolution of Persia during the present Century, with the particular History of the great Usurper Nadir Kouli ; Illustrated with Maps and Copper-Plates ; In two volumes

 

London : [Printed for T. Osborne [and 10 others], 1754. Second edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation textually complete with all pages: 2 volume set
    • Vol I: xxvii, [1], 460, [8];
    • Vol II: xx, 460, [20]
    • Illustrated with 30 copper engravings, including frontispieces
    • Includes 2 folding maps
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • References: Lowndes 993; Nerhood 88; ESTC T94136;
  • Provenance:
    • Armorial Bookplate – Charles Turner
      • Sir Charles Turner, 1st Baronet (c. 1727 – 26 October 1783) was a British politician and Lord Mayor of York.
    • Bookplate – Kirkleatham Library
  • Language: English
  • Size: ~11in X 9in (28cm x 23cm)

 

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1608

Categories

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

HANWAY, Jonas

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete