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2 Russian mission to China, plan of Beijing TIMKOWSKI, E. 106

€4,500.00

Description: Russian mission to China, with a plan of Beijing

TIMKOWSKI, Egor Fedorovitch.
Voyage à Peking, à travers la Mongolie en 1820 et 1821.
Paris, Dondey-Dupré père et Fils, 1827. 2 text volumes (8vo) and one atlas volume (folio). With lithographed title-page, 3 lithographed maps and plans, 8 lithographed plates with copies after Chinese and other drawings. Text volumes in contemporary half calf and atlas in original brown wrappers.
€ 4,500
First French edition of Timkowski's account of his mission to Beijing via Mongolia (1820-1821), revised by J.B. Eyriès and corrected and annotated by the distinguished sinologist Heinrich Julius Klaproth. The narrative elaborates on the country of the Kalkas, the desert of Gobi, the territory of the Sounite Mongols, Beijing, dress and laws of the Chinese, conversations with Catholic Missionaries, Turkestan, Little Bucharia, the country of the Soungarians, Tibet, the Chinese army, the manners and customs of the inhabitants, the geography and ethnography of Mongolia and the country of the Tsakhars. It includes a plan of Beijing.
Fine set.
  • Number: 1011933
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum







 
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