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Voyages de Corneille Le Brun par la Moscovie, en Perse, et aux Indes orientales. ... Avec les Antiquitez de ces Païs ...
2 volumes large in-4º of  (including half title, title, dedication and preface), 252 pp. ; , 253-469 pp. ;
Bound in full calf, spine with five richly decorated raised bands, red morocco title-piece. The illustration includes a frontispiece, a portrait of the author, 3 double-page maps, 260 numbered engravings in 115 full-page, double and/or folding plates, 14 unnumbered engravings in 6 leaves and 44 figures in the text. The titles are printed in red and black. Restoration to spine of frontispiece, numerous figures captioned in ink, small tear p 217, small marginal paper loss with small loss of text restored p. 359, some old annotations in ink in text.
French first edition. This work, impressive by the quantity and quality of its engravings, is the result of a journey undertaken by the Dutch traveler, writer, painter and engraver Corneille Le Brun (Cornelis de Bruijn or de Bruyn, 1652-1727) between 1701 and 1707 in Russia, Persia, India and Java. The rich illustrations in this book mainly represent landscapes (Mount Goro Soponofski, Zaritsa, ... ), cities (Tobolska city, Nerzinskoi capital city of Dauria, ...), people (Russian lady, Benjan man, black slave, Persian man, runner, king's porter, Balian slave, ...), personalities (King Hossen, ... ), natural history (unknown kandeke fruit, baple-kamini fruit, strange flower, ...), animals (filander, singular fish, ...), ruins (remains of an ancient fortress, ...), scenes (audience of the Author with the King, ... ), antiquities (tombs of kings, figures between the two tombs, ruins of Persepolis, ...)... His views of the main cities can reach almost two meters, like the impressive folding panoramas of Isfahan and Moscow bound in volume 1.