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Lot nr:942
Book nr:29820
Author:VALLE, Pietro della
Title:De Volkome Beschryving Der Voortreffelijcke Reizen (...) In veel voorname gewesten des Werrelts, sedert het jaer 1615, tot in 't jaar 1626 gedaan: Uit zijn Schriften, aan Mario Schipiano geschreven, door J.H. Glazemaker vertaalt
Town:Amsterdam
Publisher:wed. van J. H. Boom
Year:1666
Description:6 dln. in 2 vol. in-4, [6], 188 - [4], 188 - [4], 195 ; [4], 187 - [4], 186, [4], 185, [11] pp, algemene titel in rood en zwart, met 25 gegraveerde platen (compleet). Weinig vlekjes, enkele zeer bleke marginale watervlekken. Gebonden in vol perkamenten banden uit de tijd, licht vervuild, titels in inkt op de rug
Note:Ref. Tiele 1122 ; Cat. NHSM I, p.256 ; Atabey 1270 ; Gay 2267 ; Blackmer 1712 (French edition).
Remarkable travel account to Turkey, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Persia and India, in the form of a series of letters to Valle's friend Mario Schipiano, a Neapolitan physician. Pietro Della Valle (1586-1652) was also a famous book collector. "Aside from the immediacy and vivacity of these letters, Della Valle displayed excellent narrative and descriptive skills, powers of acute observation, and a genuinely scholarly breadth of learning. He refused to comment on what he had not witnessed himself or checked against the best authorities. He had attempted to learn some oriental languages, particularly Turkish and later Persian but also Arabic and Hebrew
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