Description: MARITIME HISTORY - TRAVELLING -- TAVERNIER, J.B. De zes reizen. Die hy, gedurende de tijt van veertig jaren, in Turkijen, Persiën en in d'Indiën, langs alle de wegen, die derwaarts strekken, gedaan heeft. Amst., J. v. Someren, 1681-82. 3 parts in 2 vols. (36), 576, 126, (2); (2), 436, (2); (2), 307, (3) pp. W. engr. front., 1 (of 2) fold. maps, 1 portr. & 68 (fold.) plates i.a. by J. Luyken. 4°. Cont. vellum. (Map of Japan lacks, else a fine set). Cox I, p.275 (on the English ed.): "Tavernier (...), will always continue among the most valuable travellers in the East. The interest in Tavernier's travels lies in the personal experiences and adventures he relates. His work is especially valuable at the time for its information on trade and trade routes, diamonds and mines. (...) modern scholars agree that in the main he was accurate in his statements of facts". - Tiele, 1080; Cat. NHSM, p. 220; Cordier, Japonica, 393, 395; Alt-Japan Kat., 1477; Van Eeghen/Van der Kellen, 61; Klaversma/Hannema, 1404; Cf. Landwehr, VOC, 1577 (on Tavernier's "chronique scandaleuse" of some Governors-General and other VOC-officials in the 3rd part).
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