THREE YEARS TRAVELS FROM MOSCOW OVER-LAND TO CHINA: THRO' GREAT USTIGA, SIRIANA, PERMIA, SIBIRIA, DAOUR, GREAT TARTARY, &c. TO PEKING....

London. 1706. [14],110,[2],115-210pp. plus a large folding map and thirty plates (eight folding). Small quarto. Contemporary paneled calf. Corners and hinges lightly worn. Contemporary bookplate on verso of titlepage. Light scattered foxing. Very good. Item #WRCAM46054

The first English edition of an account of the travel of Ambassador Evert Ysbrants Ides, a Dutch merchant, from Moscow to China in 1692, on behalf of Peter the Great. The work contains "an exact and particular description of the extent and limits of those countries, and the customs of the barbarous inhabitants; with reference to their religion, government, marriages, daily imployments, habits, habitations, diet, death, funerals, &c." Departing Moscow on a sled, he traveled across Siberia and on to Peking. The large folding map shows imperial Russia, while the plates show people and scenes along the way. One plate shows the Dalai Lama, while a large folding plate shows the Great Wall of China. An interesting and important travel narrative for both Russia and China, handsomely illustrated. ESTC T55175. CORDIER 2468. COX I, p.331. LUST 519. LÖWENDAHL 294. HOWGEGO I4

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