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Persiansche reyse/ uyt Holsteyn, door Lijflandt, Moscovien, Tartarien in Persien, door Philippus Crusius, en Otto Brughman, gesanten (van) Frederick, Erf-heer in Noorwegen . aen de koninck van Persien en van daer te landt naer Oost-Indien. Waer in veel vreemde ontmoetingen en gheleghentheden der voor-noemde landen en volckeren beschreven zijn. In't Hooghduyts beschreven . en nu in't Neder-Duyts over-geset.
- Amsterdam, Joost Hartgers, 1651.2 volumes in 1. 4to. Old half vellum, marbled boards. With engraved frontispiece and 10 engravings in the text. 134; 120 pp.* First Dutch edition published in the same year, first issued in Schleswig in 1647: Offt begehrte Beschreibung der newen Orientalischen Reyse. - Olearius travelled in the train of the embassy of the Duke of Holstein to Russia and Persia. This was the first German expedition to Persia. The embassy travelled from Riga to Moscow and Astrakhan. Olearius became a Persian scholar. During his travels Oearius collected many valuable information on Russian customs and tradition, his account greatly influenced European opinion of Russia in the 17th and 18th centuries. - Atabey Collection 884 (French ed.); not in Blackmer; Muller, Neerlando-Russe, 255; Adelung II, pp.299-306; Howgego M38;Tiele 814; Cat. NHSM I, p.255. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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