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CORNEILLE LE BRUN (1652-1727)
Voyages de Corneille Le Brun par la Moscovie, en Perse, et aux Indes Orientales.... A Amsterdam: Chez les Freres Wetstein, 1718. - 2 vols; in-4, cherry full calf-leather morocco, spine ribbed, red edges (modern binding). Very rare and superb work, appreciated for its intricate iconography, drawn from life, and well reproduced intaglio, announcing more than 320 engravings intaglio, including: the cover, portrait of the author, large vignette engraved at the dedication, 3 folding maps, more than 260 engravings divided amongst 115 plates including double and folding pages, 42 large vignettes in the texts (types, scenes, ships, costumes, ceremonies, natural history, views of cities or specific paces, etc). Amongst the main folding plates, the views of Moscow, Persepolis, Ispahan are highly appreciable.