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Antoine-Francois (l'Abbe PREVOST)
(1749) Voyage ILLUSTRATED 2v Tibet CHINA Tartary Mongolia MAPS ENGRAVINGS Travel
Paris: Chez DIDOT, 1749. Full leather binding is tight and firm. Binding scuffed and chipped, mostly to the extremities. External joint of volume 2 with short crakings to the bottom. Pages/Text block in very good condition, with some yellowing and occasional light foxing. Traces of wetting to the top margins of volume 1. Overall the condition is VERY GOOD. Please read carefully "Payments & Shipping" conditions at the bottom before bidding. Thank you and good luck! *** EXTREMELY RARE *** EXTREMELY RARE *** * We are offering here a SOUGHT AFTER 1st Edition Travel & Exploration bestseller from 1749 * Scarce French Travel & Exploration 2 volumes set with description of the Mongol Empire and Tibet, with history and culture of Mongol and Tibet people. Much of the history of Genghis-Kan (Temujin), the founder and Great Khan (Emperor) of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death. Much of history of Tibet and Dalai Lamas. * First volume with 8 engraved plates and 3 great folding maps (38 x 25 cm) * One of engraved plates (folding) shows The Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, which was the residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. Three folding maps shows: 1) Map of the Kitay (or Empire of the Kin), later become Mongol Empire 2) Map of the Empire of Hya, including a great part of Tangut, situated in the Gobi Desert (adapted to the history of Genghis Khan) 3) Map of the Great Tibet * All maps attributed to Jacques-Nicolas Bellin * * Second volume includes a spectacu … [Click Below for Full Description]
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