FREYGANG, Wilhelm & Frederika von. Brieven over den Kaukasus en Georgie, en verslag van eene reis in Perzie in 1812. Uit het Fransch oorspronkelijke der reizigers zelve den heer Wilhelm van Freygang en deszelfs echtgenoote. Amsterdam, Johannes van der Hey, 1817.Contemporary half calf (top of spine sl. damaged). With engraved view on title-page after De la Belle by D. Veelwaard and engraved folding map by D. Veelwaard. VIII,340 pp. First Dutch edition, first published in Hamburg in 1816: Lettres sur le Caucase et la Géorgie suivies d'une rélation d'un voyage en Perse en 1812. - The correspondence sent by Frederika Afanas'eva von Freygang's (nee Kudriavskaia) to her husband contains an account of the journey to the Caucasus in the years 1811-1812. It is one of the earliest accounts by a Russian woman writer. The second part of the book, by Frederika Freygang's husband Wilhelm, is a historico-political account of the Transcaucasus region compiled from notes taken in the field. - (Age-browned).Muller, Bibl. Neerlando-Russe 113; Catalogue Russica F761; Miansarof p.348; Wilson p.76 (not the Dutch ed.); Not in Tiele. [Boeknr.: 8279 ]

€ 525,00

HERBERT, Thomas. Zee- en lant-reyse na verscheyde deelen van Asia en Africa: beschryvende voornamelijck de twee beroemde rijcken van den Persiaen, en den Grooten Mogul. Als mede/ verscheyde machtige en groote koninckrijcken van Oost-Indien/ en andere gedeelten van Asia/ te samen met de aenleggende eylanden. Beneffens een verhael van den eersten vinder van America. Uyt het Engels in de Nederlandtsche tale overgeset door L.V. Bosch. Dordrecht, Abraham Andriessz., 1658.4to. Contemporary vellum. With engraved frontispiece and 12 large engravings in the text. (12),192 pp. First Dutch edition, first published in English in London in 1634 A relation of some years travaile, begunne anno 1626. Into Afrique and the Greater Asia. - 'In 1627 Herbert travelled to Persia as a member of the entourage of Sir Dodmore Cotton, accompanied by Sir Robert Sherley. Cottton had been appointed ambassador to Persia as a result of the return of Robert Sherley in 1623. The embassy had produced two rival ambassadors, Sherley and Nagd Ali Beg (Nogdi Ali Beg), each of whom had denounced the other as an imposter. James I therefore decided to send Cotton as his ambassador to Persia to clarify these matters, accompanied by the two interested parties, Sherley and Ali Beg. Thomas Herbert was to accompany the mission. Sailing via the Cape of Good Hope, Madagascar and Goa, the party landed at Surat on 27.11.27. There Ali Beg deliberately took on overdose of opium and killed himself .. Herbert sailed on 18.12.27 for Persia and landed at Gombroon .. they continued to Teheran, and then to Qazvin where both Robert Sherley and Cotton died of dysentery. Herbert, however, continued his travels, visiting Lar, Shiraz, Esfahan, Tehran, Qum, Kashan and eventually returning to Gombroon. From there he made his way to Surat (December 1628), and in April 1629 sailed for London, visiting en route Ceylon, the Coromandel coast, Mauritius and St. Helena' (Howgego p.503/504). Herbert 'gives a description of Persian coffee customs which is probably the earliest in English language' (Hünersdorff/Hasenkamp p.686). Pages 188--192 contain the Ontdeckingh van America door Madoc ap Owen Gwyneth. He was a 12th-century apocryphal Welsh voyager (Howgego M12). - A very fine copy of the earliest significant English travel account of the Near East.Tiele 468; Cat. NHSM I, p.133; Mendelssohn I, p.705-706; Cordier, B.I., p.875; Wilson p.94. [Boeknr.: 36167 ]

€ 1250,00

KELLERMANN, Bernhard. Auf Persiens Karawanenstrassen. Berlin, S. Fischer, 1928.Original cloth. With 72 photographic illustrations. 204 pp. First edition. - Interesting account of a trip through Persia. - Some light foxing otherwise fine. Wilson p.116. [Boeknr.: 1107 ]

€ 35,00

KOTZEBUE, Moritz von. Reis naar Perzie met het Russisch keizerlijk gezantschap in den jare 1817. Uit het Hoogduitsch vertaald. 's Gravenhage, Weduwe J. Allart en Comp., 1819.Contemporary half calf (extremities of spine damaged). With finely hand-coloured engraved title-page and 3 folding aquatint plates by W.H. Hoogkamer. XVI,264 pp. First Dutch edition; first published in Weimar in 1819 Reise nach Persien mit der russisch kaiserlichen Gesandtschaft im Jahre 1817. - Moritz von Kotzebue (1789-1861), Russian/Estonian army officer and traveller, accompanied general Jermoloff during the peace negotiations in Persia. He kept an informative journal of this embassy and gives a lively description of the people of Persia. - (Stained).Wilson p.121; Engelmann I, p.143 (German edition of 1819); Muller, Bibl. Neerl.-Russe, 206; Catalogue Russica K1106; Howgego II, p.329; Not in Tiele. [Boeknr.: 31744 ]

€ 395,00

RAWLINSON, George. The sixth great Oriental monarchy; or the geography, history, & antiquities of Parthia, collected and illustrated from ancient and modern sources. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1873.Contemporary half calf, spine gilt (spine rubbed; 1 hinge dam. but holding). With coloured lithographed frontispiece, 2 folding maps and several illustrations. XIII,458 pp. First edition. - Description of Parthia, the northeastern part of present-day Iran. Rawlinson (1812-1902) summarised for his generation in scholarly form the results of research and excavation in the East, in a series of works of considerable constructive ability which have hardly yet been superseded in English (D.N.B.). - One of two of the most important modern works on the history of the region and its inhabitants (Encyclopaedia Britannica). - (Some foxing).Wilson p.184. [Boeknr.: 15166 ]

€ 175,00

WRIGHT, Denis. The English amongst the Persians during the Qujar period 1787-1921. London, Heinemann, (1977). Cloth, with dust-jacket. With coloured frontispiece and many photographic illustrations. XV,218 pp. [Boeknr.: 15883 ]

€ 30,00

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