Travel Jan Struys to Muscovy
Travel Jan Struys to Muscovy, Tartary, Persia, and India, and many other pagan land: Accompanied by observations of individuals of noble birth, religion, government, customs and trade at the Russian; with engraved drawings made by him; and the two letters which discuss the misery of Astrakhan: [3 t]: [1, 2]: [FR.yaz.] Les Voyages de Jean Struys, en Moscovie, en Tartarie, en Perse, aux Indes, & en plusieurs autres Païs Etrangers; Accompagnez particuliers de remarques sur la qualité, la Religion, le Gouvernement, les Coutumes & le Négoce des lieux qu'il a rus; avec quantité de figures en taille-douce, dessinées par lui-même; & deux lettres qui traitent à fond des malheurs d Astracan
Struys, Jan Jansen (Struys, Jean)
Rouen; Amsterdam
vol. 1. - Rouen: Chez Robert Machuel, derrière le Choeur de S. Martin fur Renelle, 1724 .- [8], 258, [6] p., 1 engraved title-page, 5 folding leaves of engraved illustrations; vol. 2 Amsterdam: Aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1724 .- [1], 232, [7] S., 8 folding engraved leaves of illustrations not included in pagination. 16.0 x 9.5 cm., Struys Jan Jansen (Jans Janszoon Strauss, died in 1694), was a Dutch seafarer, Explorer. Born in Amsterdam in a poor family; the young man, as assistant sailing master, went to Genoa, and from there to India. Thus began the first journey (1647 - 1651) Struys, described in the first volume of the French edition of his "Travels". He has traveled the Old world, described the Cape Verde Islands, the island of Madagascar, where he lived for quite a long time, Siam etc. In 1655 Struys made a second journey to Italy, entered the service of the Venetian Republic, took part in the war with the Turks, the Venetian Harb, called for a is not available then the Islands of the Archipelago and described them. In 1668-69, he was invited by the Butler to the Russian service, made a trip to Russia. Described Riga, Livonia, Novgorod, Moscow, various customs and rituals and so on. From Moscow Struys was sent to Astrakhan, and from there to Persia. All he had seen and heard them on the way to Astrakhan made the subject of a detailed description, in which the most valuable information about foreigners. On the Dagestan Bank Struis was taken prisoner, and after various adventures, visiting Batavia and traveled around the Cape of Good Hope, returned to the Netherlands (1673). Some time later he went to Dithmarsch, where he died. News of Struise was used by such Russian historians as Kostomarov, Soloviev, Klyuchevsky. "Travel" Struise withstood numerous editions in Dutch, French, German and English. In Russian language the "Travel" Struyk was first translated under Peter the Great in 1719; subsequently, the passage have been printed in the "Ancient Russian Vivliofika". Full translation into Russian language appeared in 1880, in "Russian Archive" (vol. I). Two tselnokozhany bindings, modern edition, with bandages and gold embossing on the spines and edges of covers. Edges tinted red. The endpapers of marbled paper. Blue silk book marks. On the title pages owner's notes in black ink. On the front endpapers ciphers oreshkovo ink. Vol. 1 of the three-volume edition in Rouen; volume 2 of a three-volume edition in Amsterdam. The bindings frayed, cracked at the folds, minor losses of fragments of roots. Blocks with minor traces of pollution, Fox spots. The safety is good. Rare illustrated Rossica.
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