[Dedication to Frederick IV, from Adam Olearius' 'Travels in Muscovy, Tartary and Persia']A sa MajestÚ Frideric IV. Roi de Danemark, de Norvegue, des Vandales et des Goths [...]
Engraving with letterpress, sheet 310 x 200mm (12╝ x 8").
Dedication from a 1727 edition, in French, of Adam Olearius' (1603-71) 'Travels in Muscovy, Tartary and Persia', first published in the 1640s. A famed mathematician, geographer, librarian and writer, Olearius was the secretary on an embassy sent by Frederick III to Russia and Persia to try and establish the newly-founded town of Friedrichstadt in Schleswig-Holstein as the European terminus for an overland silk trade. The trip proved unsuccessful but Olearius' observations provided the material for a highly influential volume.
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