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HERBERT (Th.). Relation of the Voyage to Persia and the East Indies. Translated from the English of Thomas Herbert. With the revolutions arrived at the Kingdom of Siam the year 1647. Translated from the Flemish by Jérémie Van Vliet.
Paris, J. Du Puis, 1663.
In-4° of [6]-632-[24] pages, brown calf, spine decorated (contemporary binding).
First edition of the French translation by Abraham Wicquefort. Thomas Herbert accompanied Dormer Cotton, sent by Charles I on an embassy to the Persian king Schah-Abbas. He describes Cape Town, Madagascar, Goa, Surat as well as the Persian Gulf, then Shiraz and Isfahan. The first page is in 2 states. Dry binding. (Boucher de la Richarderie IV, 459 "The most instructive work that had appeared on Persia before Chardin's") (Brunet III, 109).
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