Beautiful book by Thomas Coryate (1577-1617) who was a British traveller, dandy and writer.
The son of the rector of Odcombe, he studied at Winchester College and then Gloucester Hall (Oxford) and became one of the most well-known figures of the court along with John Donne and Ben Johnson.
In 1608, he decided to go into exploration and toured Europe. He visited Paris, Turin, Venice, Frankfurt and Holland and then went on a trip to India.
He passed through Constantinople, Damascus, Jerusalem and Aleppo and arrived in India on foot through Isfahan and Kandahar, visiting Ajmer, Agra, Hardwar and Mandu where Sir Thomas Roe introduced him to the Grand Mogul to whom he spoke in Persian.
Thomas Coryate - Coryat's Crudities; reprinted from the edition of 1611. To which are now added, his letters from India, and extracts relating to him, from various authors: being a more particular account of his travels (mostly on foot) in different parts of the globe, than any hitherto published. Together with his orations, character, death, &c. - 1776 - Volume I -
The binding is in good condition, work in its full marbled veal, the plates and back are in good condition, frictions from wear, slightly cracked joints, ornate back, lack of titling, golden volume number -
Good interior condition, dirt, frontispice engraving, uniformly browned interior with some minor foxing, without disrupting anything -
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- Geïllustreerd, Reizen
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Thomas Coryate
- Coryat's Crudities
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Geïllustreerde druk
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- W. Carter, Holborn, Samuel Hayes, Andrew's Church, Holborn, J. Wilkie
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 13×21 cm