NIEUHOFF (Jean). L'ambassade de la Compagnie... - Lot 118 - Gros & Delettrez

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NIEUHOFF (Jean). L'ambassade de la Compagnie... - Lot 118 - Gros & Delettrez
NIEUHOFF (Jean). L'ambassade de la Compagnie orientale des Provinces Unies vers l'empereur de la Chine, ou Grand Cam de Tartarie, faite par les Srs. Pierre de Goyer, & Jacob de Keyser A Leyde, Jacob de Meurs, 1665. 2 parts in one volume in-folio, frontispiece, title engraved in black and red with vignette, portrait of Colbert, [12] pp (Epistre, Préface, Table, Privilège), 290 p. ; [2], 134, [2] p., pl. in contemporary brown calf, 6-rib spine, ornate caissons, gilt title in a double frame, marbled edges (binding rubbed, old restorations to frontispiece (margins), p.188, a few paper defects, a few freckles). First edition in French. The second part contains a General Description of the Empire of China. Illustrated with 34 plates, including a portrait of Jean-Baptiste Colbert and numerous double-page views, a fold-out map showing the itinerary of the voyage of the ambassadors of the Compagnie orientale des Provinces Unies to the Emperor of China; and 109 illustrations in the text. (Cordier, Bibl. sinica, 2345; Brunet IV, 77).
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