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GOETEERIS, Anthonis.
Iournael Vande Legatie ghedaen in de Iaren 1615. Ende 1616.
’sGraven-Hage [The Hague], Henricus Hondius, 1640. [BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED RUSSICUM] Oblong 8vo. pp. (vi) 157 (i). Roman letter. Additional t-p with engraved vignette ‘1639’, 24 full-page engraved plates (4 folding) with views of Muscovy and Swedish territories (inc. Estonia), decorated initials. Additional t-p and verso of last leaf dusty, first and last couple of gatherings a little soiled with few minor repairs to blank margins (one affecting early inscription on t-p), expert repair to blank margins or versos of four plates, thumb marks or mainly marginal ink splashes in a few places, outer edges dusty in places. A good copy in contemporary vellum, newer eps, small loss to upper edges. In modern slipbox. A good copy of the scarce second edition of this beautifully illustrated travelogue-report of the Dutch embassy to Muscovy in 1615-16. First published by Aert Meuris in 1619, it includes 24 full-page etchings with views of Muscovy and the Swedish territories, including the second oldest view of Tallinn, from the sea. They were sketched ‘to the life’ by Anthonis Goeteeris (fl. C17) and cut by the Dutch Simon Frisius, who travelled with him. Goeteeris was treasurer of the embassy to Muscovy led by the Dutch Commissioner Reynbout van Broderode. With an English embassy, he was to negotiate a peace treatise between Russia, ruled by Michail Feodorovich, the first Romanov tsar, and Sweden, ruled by Gustavus Adolphus. The result was a mere three-month armistice, signed in March 1616. The chronological account, proceeding day by day, includes details of the journey and on meetin … [Click Below for Full Description]
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