Amsterdam: Jean-Louis De Lorme, 1699. First French Edition. Hardcover. 12mo., , 249 pages; newly bound in 1/4 brown leather, brown cloth boards, paneled spine with green label and gilt lettering; title page has two stamps for a Cabinet De Lecture, or reading room; title page also has a pen scribble line underneath the word 'voyage,' not impacting any text; two sheets of contemporary blue paper bound in, presumably publisher's wraps; lacking engraved frontispiece; large folding map present, in excellent condition; consignment; shelved case 10. First French edition (original published in German one year earlier, in 1698). A journal of the Russian embassy headed by Everard Isbrand Ides which went over land from Moscow to Peking, written by the secretary of the embassy, Adam Brand. The aim of the expedition was to conclude commercial agreements with the Chinese but, in fact, this was not incorporated. Includes a table "des chiffres de la carte" (pp. 183-92) with numbers of cities and other places passed along the route, indicated on the map. The map only to be found in this edition. At end there is an anonymous letter about the present state of Moscow included;. Dupont.
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