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Relation du voyage de Mr. Evert Isbrand envoyÃ© - BRAND, ADAM - 1698. 
Small 8vo. Pp. (ii), 249, (1). With engraved frontispiece and one large folding engraved map. Contemporary calf, spine with five raised bands, rubbed and hinges weak, marbled edges, spine expertly restored.First French edition (orig. in German 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. Chadenat 5335. Cordier BS 2469. Lust 506. LÃ¶wendahl 230. Walravens, China Illustrata 70, 1699.
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