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Thévenot, Jean de. - Voyages de Mr de Thévenot... - Lot 86 - Crait + Müller
Thévenot, Jean de. - Voyages de Mr de Thévenot en Europe, Asie et Afrique,... Première partie contenant le Voyage du Levant [tomes I à IV].... Les Voyages de Mr de Thévenot aux Indes Orientales... [tome V], 3rd edition. Amsterdam, Michel Charles Le Cène, 1727. 5 volumes in-12, bound in full contemporary calf, spine ribbed and decorated with 5 stars - head of T II worn, 6 corners pierced - [7 ff.], 378 pp. ; [4 ff.], 381 to 939 pp.., [38 pp. table of T I-II]; [22 ff.], 414 pp; [2 ff.], 415 to 709 pp, [28 pp. tables of T III-IV]; [6 ff.], 344 pp, [22 pp. table of T V]. Illustrated with 52 plates (2 frontispieces repeated in T I and III, 38 single plates including the portrait of Thévenot, 12 folding plates including 1 concerning the Malabar alphabet and numbers).
Free of all diplomatic, commercial, religious or scientific constraints, Thévenot proves to be the very type of "tourist curious about everything" who travels solely for his own pleasure, that of the eyes and of knowledge. Undoubtedly one of the best writings of his time, both in terms of ethnographic analysis and geographical descriptions of the Levant.
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