Histoire generale des voyages ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre.
Author: Prévost d'Exiles, A. F. Year: 1749 Edition: First edition Publisher: Paris: Didot Category: Asia East & Central Price: € 200.-
Volume 26, 12mo, 2 ƒƒ, pp. 467, full contemporary calf, spine richly gilt, divided in 6 compartments by 5 raised bands, titles in gilt on red label in second compartment.
Marbled endpapers, all edges red, 3 folding maps and 3 full page plates, of which one mis-folded, another with a small (1 cm) tear near gutter. A small library stamp both on title page and on last page.
One large folding map (25 x 37 cm) showing the northern hemisphere from Europe to Japan with the routes of Guillaume Rubruquis (William van Ruysbrouck), Marco Polo, and others. The two other folding maps showing the Middle-East (26 x 33.5 cm) and Central Asia (24.5 x 33.5 cm). This volume mainly deals with Tartary & Mongolia.
Lust; Western books on China published up to 1850, 254.