Asia by Olfert Dapper. 1672.
Naukeurige beschryving van Asie: behelsende de gewesten van Mesopotamie, Babylonie, Assyrie, Anatolie, of Klein Asie: ...
Item Number: 24286
Graesse, II, p.335
First issue of the first edition with the rare dedication to Cornelis de Wit (lynched 20 Aug. 1672) that was cancelled in most copies. Splendidly illustrated early account of Asia, including Persia and Georgia (Part II). Part I covers the empire of the "Great Mogol" (Central Asia and Northern India). Both parts deal with the topography, religion, mythology, languages and politics of various regions.
Engraved illustrations: frontispice, 16 double-page plates (4 maps) , 16 full-page plates and 33 half-page ills. General title in red and black, text in 2 cols.