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Title: Voyages faits principalement en Asie dans les XII, XIII, XIV, et XV Siecles, par Benjamin de Tudele, Jean du Plan-Carpin, N.Ascelin, Guillaume de Rubruquis, Marc Paul Venitien, Haiton, Jean de Mandeville, et Ambroise Contarini: accompagnés de l'Histoire des Sarasins et des Tartares, et précédez d'une introduction concernant les voyages et les nouvelles découvertes des principaux voyageurs, ... Idem, Tome Second.
Description: A La Haye, Chez Jean Neaulme, 1735. 4to. 2 vols. in 1. W. engr. vigns. on titles, 8 engr. textills and 5 engr. fold. maps. Contemp. full clf., spine elaborate floral gilt tooling, dark red spine label. Upper outer hinge rehinged in a lighter clf., original spine laid down. Corners nicely restored and rebuilt.). (VIII, 156 columns, pp. 157 - 161 (index), I (blank) pp.; VI, 67 cols., III (Index) pp.; III, 82 cols., II, I (blank) pp; III, 161 cols., V (index) pp; IV, 132 cols., pp. 133 - 136 index, IV (blank) pp; VOL. II: II, 66 cols., pp. 67 - 69 index; 38 cols., II (index) pp; IV, (1-4), 5 - 44 cols.; 162 cols., pp. 163 - 185; 96 cols., III (index), II (blank) pp; pp. 1 - 2, cols. 3 - 26, I (index), I (blank) pp; 162 cols., II (index) pp.). (Occasional sl. yellowing of the text.). First edition of this collection of famous travels and voyages undertaken by a.o. Benjamin de Tudela, N.Ascellin, Marco Polo, Jean de Mandeville, A. Contarini up to the 15th century. The introductory 'Traité de navigation' deals with travels by the Phoenicians into the 17th c.: Cox, Literature of travel, vol. I, p. 32: James Ford Bell Libr. B215, p. 40: 'A collection of Asian travels from the twelfth to the fifteenth century.': Lust, Western Books, item 244: 'Neaulme evidently bought up the remaining stock after the death of Van der Aa, its publisher' [The publisher van der Aa of Leiden published the collection of travels in 1729 in 2 vols. under the title "Receuil de divers voyages curieux, faits en Tartarie, en Perse et ailleurs"}: Comp. Cordier, 1941/2: Chadenat 1548:

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Price: EUR 1950.00 = appr. US$ 2119.35 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 778