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Relations de divers voyages curieux : qui n'ont point este' publie'es, et qu'on a traduit ou tiré des originaux des voyageurs fran-çois, espagnols, allemands, portugais, anglois, hollandois, persans, arabes & autres orientaux / données au public par les soins de feu M. Melchisedec Thevenot
Bib ID 4737378
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Thévenot, M. (Melchisédech), 1620?-1692
 
Online Versions
Edition Nouvelle edition, augmentée de plusieurs relations curieuses. 
Description Paris : Chez Thomas Moette libraire, ruë de la Bouclerie, à Saint Alexis., M. DC. XCVI. [1696] 
2 v. : ill., port., folded maps ; 37 cm. 
Partial contents
  • Vol. 1. La terre australe descouverte / par le Capitaine Pelsart
  • Vol. 2. Voyage d'abel Tasman l'an M.DC. XLII.
 
Notes

"Le tout enrichi de figures, de plantes non décrites, d'animaux inconnus à l'Europe, & de cartes geographiques, qui n'ont point encore étés publiées."

Some Greek text. - Title pages in red and black; also "Table des relations de cette premiere partie" and portions of text, vol.1. - Vol.2 has separate titlepages, pagination and signatures for: "Sinarum scientia politico-moralis a P. Prospero Intorcetta Parisiis MDCLXXII" and "Histoire de l'empire Mexicain par Thomas Gages. Traduite par Melchisedec Thevenot".

"Tome premier. Contenant la I. et II. partie. -- Tome second. Contenant la III. et IV. partie." - from title pages.

Considered a final and only edition of a set issued in five parts between 1663 and 1696. Part 1 was first issued in 1663, part 2 in 1664, part 3 in 1666, part 4 during 1672-1674, and part 5 in 1696. During the course of publication the parts of the collection already published were reissued with new title-pages in 1664, 1666, 1672, 1683, and 1696. Some sheets were reprinted for these reissues. The contents and arrangement of individual copies vary incl. various states of the map Hollandia Nova detecta 1644 ; Terre Australe decouuerte l'an 1644 .

Each of the several works within these vols. has separate pagination.

Woodcut title vignette, initials, head- and tailpieces.

Staff (Reading Room, Preservation) to supervise the use of this work. See note in item.

National Library of Australia's RBRS N 910.91 T418 set is perfect, in solander case in cloth and half morocco in purple with two cover titles in green leather the text and borders embossed in gold; book labels of Chateau de Rosny ('La Solitude') and Paul Lebaudy (ie Marie "Paul" Jules Lebaudy) pasted inside the front covers of both volumes; first title: Thévenot. Relations de divers voyages curieux. Paris. 1696. Second title: Rare, best & most complete edition of one of the major travel collections containing the first general accounts of the Philippines to become widely known. Spine title and first cover title are the same.

National Library of Australia's RBRS N 910.91 T418 copy contains the 6th state of the Thevenot map Hollandia Nova detecta 1644 ;Terre Australe decouuerte l'an 1644.

National Library of Australia's RBRS N 910.91 T418 copy at vol. 2 has loose ms sheet in back inside cover entitled: Note relative a la description des Iles Salomon publié́e par Thévenot.

RBRS N 910.91 T418 copy also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1743571

Subjects Voyages and travels -- Early works to 1800.  |  Natural history -- Early works to 1800.
Other authors/contributors Lebaudy, Paul 1858-1937 former owner
Also Titled

Voyages de Thevenot

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