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COLLIER (COLJER), Justin and Jaques van DAM.
Journal du voyage de Mr Collier resident à la Porte. Pour messieurs les Etats Generaux des Provinces Unies.Paris, Gervais Clouzier, 1672. 12mo. 19th-century(?) half calf, gold-tooled spine.
[12], 103, [3] pp.Second French edition of the journal of Justin(us) Collier (also Coljer or Colier) (ca. 1624-1682) giving a detailed account of his first months in Constantinople (Istanbul), Smyrna (Izmir) and Adrianople (Edirne) in 1668, the year he succeeded Levinus Warner (1618/19-1665) as Dutch ambassador to the Ottoman Empire. After the journal itself follow two letters to the Dutch States General, one from the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed IV (1642-1693) and one from the governor (Caïmacam or Kaymakam).With a few faint and mostly marginal stains, but otherwise in very good condition. Binding also very good. A detailed eye-witness account of the Ottoman Empire in 1668, by the Dutch ambassador there.l l'Argus du livre de collection, 1992, p. 153; Barbier, Anon. et pseud. 9040; Ferweda I, p. 304; SUDOC 085070254.
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