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First edition of Thévenot's rare and important travel accounts. 1663-1672.

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Relations de divers voyages curieux, qui n'ont point esté publiées; ou qui ont esté traduits d'Hacluyt, de Purchas, & d'autres Voyageurs Anglais, Hollandois, Portugais, Allemands, Espagnols; et de quelques Persans, Arabes, et autres Auteurs Orientaux.

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Item Number:  25428
Category:  Antique maps > Australia

[Thévenot, Melcisédec.] Relations de divers voyages curieux, qui n'ont point esté publiées; ou qui ont esté traduits d'Hacluyt, de Purchas, & d'autres Voyageurs Anglais, Hollandois, Portugais, Allemands, Espagnols; et de quelques Persans, Arabes, et autres Auteurs Orientaux.
Paris, De l'Imprimerie de Jacques Langlois, Gaspard Meturas, Simon Piget, Emmanuel Langlois, Thomas Jolly, & Louis Billaine [puis: Sébastien Mabre-Cramoisy; André Cramoisy], 1663-1664-1666-1672. 4 parts in 2 volumes, folio. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, raised bands. Some wear to joints and spine ends.

The very rare first edition of Thevenot's collection of travels, with a number of rare and important maps: the first French map of Australia, Eastern Africa, Southeast Asia and China.
Amongst travel collections, Thevenot’s occupies a distinguished place, being one of the most complete and lavishly produced; its scope includes Africa, the Far East, South East Asia, America, amongst other places. The relation on Australia is certainly one of the most significant and primary sources of information on the island.
Brunet V, col.810-813