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BARGRAVE, Robert. The travel diary of Robert Bargrave Levant merchant (1647-1656). Edited by Michael G. Brennan. London, 1999. 8vo. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 17 plates and illustrations. XIX,288 pp. Hakluyt Society, 3rd series, 3. - The introduction provides an assessment of the historical, literary, and geographical importance of Robert Bargrave's journal. [Boeknr.: 34636 ]

€ 45,00

BOSCHMA, C. & J. PEROT. Antoine-Ignace Melling (1763-1832), reizend kunstenaar. Met medewerking van H. Sorbé, Th. Laurentius en R. Anhegger. Abcoude, Uniepers, (1991). Folio. Original boards, with dust-jacket. With many illustrations (several in colours). 240 pp. Melling was a painter, architect and voyager who is counted among the 'Levantine artists'. In this book his journey in 1812 to the Netherlands and Germany is documented. [Boeknr.: 31810 ]

€ 45,00

BOSSCHA ERDBRINK, Gerard Rudolf. At the threshold of felicity: Ottoman-Dutch relations during the embassy of Cornelis Calkoen at the Sublime Porte, 1726-1744. Ankara, Türk Kurumu Basimevi, 1975. Wrappers. Wrappers. With 16 plates. (8),326 pp. [Boeknr.: 14033 ]

€ 35,00

CERAM, C.W. Narrow pass, black mountain. The discovery of the Hittite empire. Translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston. London, Victor Gollancz, Sidwick & Jackson, (1956). Cloth. With illustrations and photographic plates. XIX,284 pp. C.W. Ceram (1915 - 1972) was the pseudonym of the German journalist and author Kurt Wilhelm Marek, known for his popular works about archeology . He chose to write under a pseudonym to distance himself from his work as a propagandist for the Third Reich. [Boeknr.: 27138 ]

€ 30,00

CONSTANTINOPEL. Constantinopel. (No pl., ca. 1850).Steelengraved view of Constantinople with two men in the foreground. Ca. 10 x 15 cm. [Boeknr.: 34064 ]

€ 45,00

CONSTANTINOPLE. Constantinopole. (No pl., ca. 1700).Rare engraved bird`s-eye view of Constantinople showing the city across the Bosphorus Strait with some ships. Ca. 8,5 x 13,5 cm. - (Small damage to left corner not affecting the image). - Fine. [Boeknr.: 34039 ]

€ 125,00

CONSTANTINOPLE. Prospectus septem turrium in urbe Constantinopolitana, Vüe des sept Tours ou Prisons d'etat a Constantinople, Vista della sette Torri, osia Priggioni di Stato a Costantinopoli, Prospect der Sieben Thürne, oder Staats-Gefängnus zu Constantinopel. (Augsburg), Georg Balthasar Probst, (ca. 1770).Contemporary handcoloured perspective view (vue d'optique or Guckkastenbild) depicting a street scene with the prison in Constantinople. Ca 26 x 39 cm. Depiction of the prison in Istanbul. A fine street view with on both sides buildings with slender towers and several local peope and horsemen. - Fine. [Boeknr.: 35345 ]

€ 175,00

CRAMPRICH, Daniel Joannes. Memorie overgelevert aen d'Heeren Staten Generael, den 12 February, 1685. Door den Minister van Sijne Keyserlycke Majesteyt. (No pl.), 12 February, 1685.4to. (4) pp. Request from Spain's ambassador Cramprich to the Dutch Republic for financial support to fight the Ottoman Turks. Knuttel 12373 (French edition only); Tiele 8230. [Boeknr.: 33358 ]

€ 125,00

DEMIDOFF, Anatole de. Voyage dans la Russie Meridionale et la Crimée par la Hongrie, La Valachie et la Moldavie, exécuté en 1837 .. Paris, Ernest Bourdin, 1840.8vo. Contemporary half morocco, spine gilt with red morocco title-label to spine. With 1 page of sheet music, 24 plates mounted on India paper and many wood-engravings in the text by Denis Raffet. VI, 621,(3) pp. First edition. - This is the first part of Demidov's account of his mission in Russia and the Crimea, an account of the voyage itself. The scientific observations by Huot, Leveille, Rousseau and Nordmann were published in three volumes in 1842 (Atabey p. 181). Celebrated scientific expedition by count Anatoliy Nicolaevic Demidov (1812-1870) through southern Russia, Crimea, Hongary, Romania, and Turkey in the year 1837. With magnificent plates depicting topographical and military views, costumes and everyday scenes . - (Age-browned). - A fine copy.Catalogue Russica D297; Vicaire III, p.165. [Boeknr.: 31668 ]

€ 575,00

FABER, Paul, Anneke GROENEVELD, Hein REEDIJK. (Ed.). Beelden van de Oriënt - Images of the Orient. Fotografie en toerisme, Photography and tourism 1860-1900. (Text by) Anneke Groeneveld, Fred Bos, Steven Wachlin, Ineke Zweers. Rotterdam, Museum voor Volkenkunde, (1986). Pictorial wrappers. With many photographic plates and illustrations. 96 pp. [Boeknr.: 34026 ]

€ 25,00

HALSBAND, Robert. The life of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1956. Original cloth (spine sl. damaged). With 14 plates. XIII,313 pp. The unprecedented adventurousness of Wortley Montagu's (1689-1762) journey to Turkey and the skill with which she described its strangeness, set her well apart from the rest. She was the first authoress to travel abroad for mere curiosity's sake, and call herself, with considerable pride, 'a traveller' (Robinson, p.32). [Boeknr.: 31706 ]

€ 30,00

HAMILTON, Alastair. Arabische cultuur en Ottomaanse pracht in Antwerpens Gouden Eeuw. Antwerpen, Museum Plantin-Moretus, (2001). Folio. Pictorial wrappers. With many illustrations. 132 pp. Dutch-Arabic text. - 'The theme of this book is the impact and image of the Maghrib and of the Levant on European learning and culture during the Renaissance and the Golden Age, with special reference to Antwerp's pivotal position as a great trading and printing city'. [Boeknr.: 33344 ]

€ 35,00

JONG, Cornelius de. Reize naar de Middellandsche Zee, in de jaren 1777, 1778 en 1779. Haarlem, François Bohn, 1806.Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. With engraved costume plate of Milos and folding view of Gallipoli. XVIII,293,(1) pp. First edition. - The first voyage (1778 - 1779) to the Mediterranean by the Dutch naval-officer Cornelius de Jong van Rodenburgh (1762-1838), made in the ship Thetis, includes Malta, Cerigo, Zea and Negroponte to Constantinople and Asia Minor. - (Some waterstaining at the end).Tiele 552; Cat. NHSM I, p.121; Atabey Collection 620; Roeper & Wildeman, Reizen op papier, p. 104. [Boeknr.: 28817 ]

€ 550,00

KRAYENBELT, J(an). Het Heilige Land. Reis door Egypte, Palestina en Syrië. Rotterdam, Wenk & Birkhoff, 1892.8vo. Contemporary half morocco, spine gilt, a.e.g. With plan of Jerusalem and 12 photolithographed plates by Emrik & Binger. 343, XXII pp. First edition. - Adaptation of Carl von Orelli's Durch's heilige Land. Tagebuchblätter. Basel 1878 (Rohricht 594). - Travel account of Egypt, Holy Land, Syria and Turkey. - Fine. [Boeknr.: 33364 ]

€ 125,00

LYNCH, W(illiam) F(rancis). Togt door het Heilige Land, vooral tot onderzoek der Jordaan en der Doode Zee. Naar den 6e druk uit het Engelsch vertaald door J.P. Stricker. Dordrecht, P.K. Braat, 1855.2 volumes in 1. Contemporary half calf, spine lettered in gilt. With 2 tinted lithographed frontispieces after L. de Koningh by F. Böger and 2 folding lithographed maps. XII,251; XII,263,(1) pp. First Dutch edition; first published in Philadelphia in 1849: Narrative of the United States' expedition to the river Jordan and the Dead Sea.- The official report was not published until 1852. Lynch carried out the first succesful navigation of the Dead Sea, travelling down the Jordan from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea in 1848. Half the party travelled overland, the other half navigated the river. The boats had to be carried overland by camels from Acre to the Sea of Galilee. Ephesus, Smyrna and Constantinople were also visited.Blackmer Collection 1043 (English ed.); Rohricht p.432; Tobler p.176; Not in Tiele or Cat. NHSM. [Boeknr.: 23923 ]

€ 225,00

MICHAUD, (Joseph) & (Jean J.F.) POUJOULAT. Correspondance d'Orient (1830-1831). Bruxelles, N.J. Gregoir, V. Wouters et Cie, 1841.8 volumes in 4. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt. With folding map. First published in Paris in 1833-1835. - 'Michaud, the historian of the Crusades, and his secretary Poujoulat travelled together through Greece, Constantinople and the Archipelago to Jerusalem, where they separated. Poujoulat explored Syria and Michaud went on to Egypt, but they wrote regularly to each other, and these letters constitute in great part the voluminous Correspondance d'Orient. The first three volumes, dealing with Greece and Turkey, contain mostly Michaud's letters. Both Michaud and Poujoulat were interested in the contemporary state of the countries they visited than archaeology and antiquities' (Blackmer 1122). - A very fine set.Atabey Collection 807; Weber 211; Tobler p.151, Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p.33. [Boeknr.: 32445 ]

€ 475,00

MONTAGUE, MARY WORTHLY. Embassy to Constantinople. The travels of Lady Wortley Montague. Introduced by D. Murphy. Edited and compiled by Chr. Pick. London, Century, (1988). Oblong 8vo. Boards, with dust-jacket. With many illustrations (several in colours). 224 pp. [Boeknr.: 31731 ]

€ 35,00

MONTAGUE, MARY WORTHLY. Letters of the right honourable Lady M-y W-y M-e; written during her travels in Europe, Asia and Africa, to persons of distinction ... which contain, among other curious relations, accounts of the policy and manners of the Turks. New edition. London, T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1767.3 volumes. Sm.8vo. Contemporary calf with gilt fillets round sides (some hinges weak), spines ribbed with red morocco title-labels (extremities sl. dam.). XII,(4),180; (4),195; (4),230 pp. First published in 1763; with written owner's name Moseley 1767. - Lady Mary Worthly Montague (1689-1762) was the first lady to travel abroad for mere curiosity's sake. In 1716 she accompanied her husband, Edward Montague, on his diplomatic mission to Constantinople, making the journey overland. The letters she wrote back home are justly ranked among the most celebrated of their kind in a century richly endowed with excellent letterwriters. She became a great admirer of Turkish culture and her work includes in sights that were exceptional for their time. A year after her death, her Turkish letters were published for the first time and they have not been out of print since. 'She was one of the most generous and accurate chroniclers of life in Constantinople since Busbecq'' (O'Neill, The Ömer Koç Collection, 138).Blackmer collection 1150; Atabey collection 829; Gay 94; Paulitschke 682; Robinson, Wayward women, p.32-34. [Boeknr.: 22794 ]

€ 350,00

NEWBERRY, John. Twee reysen van Johan Newberie, de eene na het Heylig Land; en de andere na Balsara, Ormus, Persien, en weder na huys door Turkyen anno1579 en vervolgens. Mitsgaders de scheeps togt van Petro Sarmiento, naar de Straat van Magellaan, van Lima door de Zuyd-zee bevaren anno 1579. Beyde nu alseerst uyt het Engels en Spaans vertaald. Leyden, Pieter van der Aa, 1706.Sm.8vo. Wrappers. With engraved title-vignette. 30 pp. Issued in Pieter van der Aa's collection of voyages. - The English merchant adventurer John Newberry toured the Holy Land. He then proceeded to Aleppo, descended the Euphrates to Baghdad and Basra, and took a further vessel through the Persian Gulf to Hormuz and returns to England by way of Constantinople. He became the first Englishman to cross Persia (Howgego p.748). - (Without the map and 2 plates).Tiele 8; Cat. NHSM I, p.107; Rohricht p.204; Wilson p.157. [Boeknr.: 33363 ]

€ 65,00

ÖZBARAN, Salih. The Ottoman response to European expansion. Studies on Ottoman-Portuguese relations in the Indian Ocean and Ottoman administration in the Arab lands during the sixteenth century. Istanbul, The Isis Press, (1994). Wrappers. 222 pp. [Boeknr.: 34295 ]

€ 35,00

SAMBERG, Jan Willem. De Hollandsche Gereformeerde Gemeente te Smirma. De geschiedenis eener handelskerk. Leiden, Eduard IJdo, 1928. Wrappers. With 2 plates (1 folding). X,254 pp. - (Thesis). [Boeknr.: 6311 ]

€ 60,00

SANDYS, (George). Voyagien, behelsende een historie van de oorspronckelijcke ende tegenwoordige standt des Turcksen rijcks: hare wetten/ regeeringe/ politie/ krijghs-macht/ hooven van justitie/ ende koophandel. Als mede, van Egypten .. Neffens een beschrijvinge van het H. Landt .. Eyndelyck, Italien beschreven met hare nabuerighe eylanden; als Cyprus/ Creta/ Malta/ Sicilia/ de Aolische eylanden; van Roomen/ Venetien/ Napels/ Syracusa/ Mesena/ Aetna/ Scylla/ ende Charybdis/ etc. Uyt 't Engels vertaelt door J. G(lazemaker). Amsterdam, Jacob Beniamin,1653.4to. Later marbled boards. With engraved title, 3 engraved plates and 26 full or half-page engravings in the text. 292 pp. First Dutch edition, first published in London in 1615: A relation of a journey begun an.Dom. 1610. Foure bookes, containing a description of the Turkish Empire, of Egypt, of the Holy Land, of the remote parts of Italy, and islands adjoyning - George Sandys (1578-1644) was the son of the Archbishop of York and a literary figure of some standing. In 1609 he set sail for the East and he spent the next year travelling in Turkey, Egypt and Palestine and later studied antiquities in Rome. His observations first appeared in English in 1615 and his text was soon regarded as a special authority on the Levant. He has been called the first 'classical tourist' of England. Sandys also was interested in colonial promotion, and was one of the undertakers named in the third charter of the Virginia Company in 1611, and later treasurer and a member of the Council. This book also became popular in the Netherlands and was several times republished. - A fine clean copy.Tiele 959; Cat. NHSM I, p.255; Blackmer Collection 1484 (English edition); Atabey Collection 1087 (English edition); Weber 245; Röhricht p.232; Ibrahim-Hilmy p.210; O'Neill, The Ömer Koç Collection, 37 (English ed.). [Boeknr.: 33658 ]

€ 1950,00

SANDYS/ LE BLANC/ PINTO/ LITHGOUW. Four 17th century Dutch editions of classic travel-accounts of all parts of the world, bound in one volume. Amsterdam, 1653-1654.4 volumes in 1. 4to. Contemporary vellum, munuscript names of authors on spine. With engraved plates. An attractive copy in very good condition. - With the bookplate of F.C. Koch.SANDYS, George. Voyagien, behelsende een historie .. des Turckenrijkcks .. als mede; van Aegypten .. neffens een beschrijvinge van het H. Landt .. eyndlyck, Italien beschreven met hare naburige eylanden .. Uyt't Engels vertaelt door I.G. Amsterdam, Jacob Benjamin, 1653. With engraved title and 29 engraved plates and illustrations. 292 pp.First Dutch edition. - George Sandys (1578-1644) travelled in Turkey, Egypt and Palestine and later studied antiquities in Rome. He has been called the first 'classic tourist' of England.Tiele 959; Cat. NHSM I, p.255.LE BLANC, Vincent. De vermaarde reizen die hy sedert d'ouderdom van veertien jaren, tot aan die van zestig, in de vier delen des werrelts gedaan heeft; te weten in Oost- en Westindien, in Persien, Arabien, Pegu, en in meest alle de landen van Oostindien, in de koninkrijken van Fez en Marokko, in Guinea, en in't geheel innerlijk deel van Afrika, van de Kaap de Bone Esperance af, tot in Alexandria .. Nieuwelijks door J.H. Glazemaker uit de Fransche in de Nederlantsche taal vertaalt. Amsterdam, Jan Hendriksz & Jan Rieuwertsz., 1654. With engraved title and 7 engraved plates. 152; 116 pp.First Dutch edition. - Vincent Le Blanc (1554 - ca. 1640) seems to have travelled to most parts of the known world. 'Whether a book of authentic travels or a book of imagination and compilation, the fact remains that it was very succesful' (Borba de Moraes I, p.460.Tiele 647; Cat. NHSM I, p.133.PINTO, Fernao Mendes. De wonderlyke reizen .. die hy in de tijt van eenëntwintig jaren in Europa, Asia en Afrika, in de koninkrijken en landen van Abissyna, China, Japon, Tartarien, Siam, Calaminham, Pegu, Martabane, Bengale, Brama, Ormus, Batas, Queda, Aru, Pan, Ainan, Calempluy, Cochinchina, en byna ontellijke andere landen en plaatsen gedaan heeft. Nieuwelijks door J.H. Glazemaker vertaalt. Amsterdam, Jan Rieuwertsz. & Jan Hendriksz., 1653. With engraved title and 7 engraved plates. 280 pp.First Dutch edition 1652. - Fernao Mendes Pinto's (1509/10 - 1583) famous Peregrinaçao (1614) is now regarded as one of the finest travel books of all times. He draws on virtually everything he ever heard about Asia, blending a mixture of fact and fiction into an account of his own travels.Tiele 863; Cat. NHSM I, p.219.LITHGOW, William. 19 jaarige lant-reyse, uyt Schotlant nae de vermaerde deelen des werelts Europa, Asia en Africa .. het besichtigen van 48 oude en moderne koninckrijcken, 21 republijcken, 10 absolute vorstendommen, en 200 eylanden. .. Uyt't Engels overgeset. Amsterdam, Jacob Benjamin, 1653. With engraved title and 7 engraved plates and illustrations. (4),186; 98 pp.First Dutch edition 1652. - William Lithgow (1582 - 1645 ?) travelled, in three journeys and mostly on foot, through Europe, Greece, Turkey, Crete, the Levant, Egypt and North Africa, covering in all, he estimated, more than 36.000 miles. Embedded in his euphuistic narrative are the first reports of such novelties as coffe-drinking in Europe, Turkish baths, the Aleppo-Baghdad pigeon post, artificial incubation, and Turkish tobacco pipes.Tiele 695; Cat. NHSM I, p.133. [Boeknr.: 29013 ]

€ 8750,00

SCHWARZ, Franz von. Turkestan, die Wiege der indogermanischen Völker. Nach fünfzehnjährigem Aufenthalt in Turkestan. Freiburg, Herder, 1900.Original half cloth (spine rep.) with pictorial front board. With coloured frontispiece, folding map and 178 illustrations. XX,606 pp. Illustrierte Bibliothek der Länder und Völkerkunde. - The author stayed in Tashkent surveying astronomy and meteorology for 15 years, and describes Russian Turkestan. Yakushi p.348. [Boeknr.: 21472 ]

€ 175,00

SOMER, Jan. Zee en landt reyse, gedaen naer de Levante, als Italien, Candien, Cypres, Egypten, Rhodes, Archipelago, Turckyen: en wederom door Duytslant. Waer in veele aenmerckens waerdige saken verhaelt worden. Desen tweden druck vermeerdert met de maniere van leven, gods-dienst, ceremonien, wetten, en krijghs-handel der Turcken, en hoe wreet sy met de slaven handelen. Beschreven door een Christen slaaf, die 13 jaar aldaer ghevangen heeft geweest. Amsterdam, Joost Hartgers, 1649.4to. Modern boards. With woodcut vignette on title-page and 6 half-page engravings. 47 lvs. First edition published the same year. - Jan Somer (ca. 1560-1640) a Dutchman from the province of Zeeland claims that he started his voyage in 1590 and returned in the autumn of 1592. There are several inconsistencies in the text, however, which make a large part of his itinery doubtful. It is conceivable that Jan Somer never travelled at all, but is one of the many plagiarists of his time. Somer was widely read, however, and had the reputation of being a famous traveller who wrote excellent accounts of his extensive journeys (Koster, To Hellen's noble land, 13). Including accounts of Alexandria, Cairo, the Red Sea area and Turkey. The treatise on the Turcks is a translation of B. Georgiewitz's De Turcarum moribus epitome, 1544. - A fine copy.Tiele 1014; Cat. NHSM I, p.255-256. [Boeknr.: 15953 ]

€ 1750,00

SPENCER, Edmund. Reizen in Circassia en eenige naburige landen, in 1836 gedaan. Uit het Engelsch beknopt vertaald door J. Olivier, Jzn. Amsterdam, Gebroeders Diederichs, 1839.Original boards (spine rep.). With hand-coloured frontispiece. VIII,282,(6) pp. First Dutch edition; after the English edition Travels in Circassia, Krim-Tartary, &c. London 1837. - In 1829 the Ottoman Turks were forced to cede Circassia to Russia, at this time the Circassians, who are Moslems, occupied almost the entire area between the main Caucasian range, the Kuban River, and the Black Sea. Edmund Spencer travelled extensively in this area. - Rare.Cf. Blackmer Collection 1580 and Atabey Collection 1164; Catalogue Russica II, 1829; Not in Tiele, Cat. NHSM nor Landwehr, Coloured Plates. [Boeknr.: 27746 ]

€ 495,00

THEUNISSEN, H., A. ABELMANN & W. MEULENKAMP. ( Red.). Topkapi & Turkomanie. Turks-Nederlandse ontmoetingen sinds 1600. Amsterdam, De Bataafsche Leeuw, 1989. 8vo. Wrappers. With many illustrations (several in colours). 232 pp. [Boeknr.: 79 ]

€ 35,00

(TULLY, Miss). Narrative of a ten years' residence at Tripoli in Africa: from the original correspondence in the possession of the family of the late Richard Tully, Esq. the British Consul. Comprising authentic memoirs and anecdotes of the reigning Bashaw, his family, and other persons of distinction; also, an account of the domestic manners of the Moors, Arabs, and Turks. London, printed for Henry Colburn, 1816.4to. Contemporary half calf, with green morocco title-label to spine. With engraved folding map and 5 fine hand-coloured aquatints. XIII,(2),370 pp. First edition; with armorial bookplate of C. Robert Bignold. - These letters were written by the sister or sister-in-law of Richard Tully, British consul at Tripoli from 1783 to 1793. The work is particularly valuable for its details of family life in the seraglio. The female members of Tully's family were on intimate terms with the Bashaw's family and were admitted into all the life of the seraglio. This is one of the most important records of Tripolitan life during the 18th century. - 'It is a delicious mixture of sensational subject-matter and deadpan delivery' (Robinson, Wayward Women, p.248). This is one of the most important records of Tripolitan life during the 18th century. The very attractive plates depict genre scenes and costumes. - A fine copy.Abbey, Travel, 299; Tooley, Coloured plates, 493; Blackmer Collection 1682; Atabey Collection 1241. [Boeknr.: 1753 ]

€ 1450,00

TURKEY. Turkey; Central Mediterranean regions. (London, Archibald Fullarton, ca. 1860).Two maps on one sheet, after Augustus Petermann, engraved by G.H. Swanston, coloured by hand. Ca. 47 x 32 cm. From: The Royal illustrated atlas of modern geography (this is the last highly decorative atlas published in England). The two maps include: 1. The Grecian Archipelago, 2 Constantinople. Surrounded by drawings of the local people, animals, and landscape of the region. - A decorative map. [Boeknr.: 33554 ]

€ 275,00

VROLIJK, Arnoud, Jan SCHMIDT, Karin SCHEPER. Turcksche boucken. De oosterse verzameling van Levinus Warner, Nederlands diplomaat in zeventiende-eeuws Istanbul. The Oriental collection of Levinus Warner, Dutch diplomat in seventeenth-century Istanbul. Eindhoven, Lecturis, 2012. 4to. Boards. With many coloured plates. 184 pp. [Boeknr.: 33107 ]

€ 35,00


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