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Large view of ships and boats in the IJ inlet, with Amsterdam in the background, with Tsar Peter the Great of Russia viewing the ship he helped build

BERGE, Pieter van den. Amstelaedamum omnium recentissimè et accuratissime expressum à Petro van den Berghe, Moschus, Arabs[,] Persae, Maurus, Judaeus, uterque[.] Quod ferat huc, rursusque auferat, Indus habet. Hanc dum mundus adit mundumque haec ipsa perrat[!], non urbs fixa loco, sed vagus orbis erit.
Amsterdam, Gerard van Keulen, [ca. 1720]. Etched view (50.5 x 81 cm) on two sheets. In a modern wooden frame. Full description
€ 15,000
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Expedition to observe the transit of Venus in Siberia

CHAPPE D'AUTEROCHE, Jean Baptiste. A journey into Siberia ... containing an account of the manners and customs of the Russians, the present state of their empire; with the natural history, and geographical descriptions of their country ...
London, T. Jeffreys, 1770. 4to. With folding map (26.5 x 51.5 cm), partly hand-coloured, and 9 etched plates (1 folding, 8 full-page). Modern sprinkled calf. XIII, [7], 395, [1] pp. Full description
€ 2,000
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Cochrane's travels on foot through Siberia

COCHRANE, John Dundas and Robert LYALL. Reize te voet door het Russische Rijk en Siberië ... voorafgegaan door eene beschouwing van het karakter en de zeden der Russen, door R. Lyall, en eene geschiedkundige inleiding van den vertaler.
Delft, Johannes Allart, 1826. 2 volumes. 8vo. With lithographed frontispiece showing a Russian peasant family, and a folding table. Publisher's boards, uncut. VIII, 448; XII [= X], 376 pp. Full description
€ 850
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Large paper copy of a collection of travelogues on Russia, Poland, Scandinavia and the British Isles

COXE, William (Paul Henri MALLET, transl.), Thomas PENNANT, Joseph BANKS, and others.

Nouveau recueil de voyages au nord de l'Europe et de l'Asie, contenant les extraits des relations de voyages les plus estimées, et qui n'ont jamais été publiées en français.Including: William COXE (Paul Henri MALLET, transl.). Voyage en Pologne, Russie, Suède, Dannemarc, &c.
Paris, Paul Barde, Moutard, Mérigot (vol. 1), Barde, Manget & Buisson (vol. 2 & 3), 1785-1786. 3 volumes. 4to. Vol. 1 with 1 hand-coloured folding map of Scotland and the Outer Hebrides, 1 folding engraved plate and 8 full-page engravings mainly of buildings. Vol. 2 with 2 hand-coloured folding maps of Russia and Poland by Thomas Kitchin, 2 folding city plans of Moscow and St Petersburg, 3 full-page engraved portraits of King Stanislas Auguste of Poland, Empress Catherine II ("the Great") of Russia and the leader of the 1773/74 Cossack insurrection Yemelyan Ivanovich Pugachev, pretender to the Russian crown, all engraved by Töppfer. Extra added: a loosely inserted engraved portrait of Empress Catherine by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (1736-1807), and 2 further engravings. Vol. 3 with 2 hand-coloured folding maps of Sweden and Denmark by Thomas Kitchin, 1 hand-coloured full-page engraved map of the Casparian Sea, 3 engraved folding plans of the Vyshny Volochyok Waterway and the Ladoga Canal, the Swedish Trollhätte Canal and the Kiel Canal, 2 folding city plans of Stockholm and Copenhagen, 1 full-page engraved portrait of Gustave III (king of Sweden) and 1 full-page engraving. Contemporary half red morocco, red decorated paper sides, gold-tooled spine with title and volume number in gold. [6]; 355, [4], [1 blank]; [2], VI, [2], 422, [6]; [4], 382 pp.

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Travels in Siberia and China

DOBELL, Peter. Travels in Kamtchatka and Siberia; with a narrative of a residence in China.
London, Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley (back of title-page: J.B. Nichols and son), 1830. 2 volumes. 12mo. With two hand-coloured aquatint frontispieces by J. Clarck. Contemporary boards. IX, [1 blank], 351, [1]; X, 341, [1 blank], [2] pp. Full description
€ 2,250
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The deterioration and restoration of Russo-Japanese relations 1811-1813

GOLOVNIN, Vasilii Mikhailovich. Memoirs of a captivity in Japan, during the years 1811, 1812, and 1813; with observations on the country and the people ... second edition.
Including:
-RIKORD, Petr Ivanovich. Account of voyages to the coasts of Japan; and of negotiations with the Japanese, for the release of Captain Golownin and his companions.
-Account of the voyages of Messrs. Chwostoff & Dawidoff.
London, Henry Colburn & Co., 1824. 3 volumes. 8vo. With an additional facsimile map, copied from the French edition of 1818, inserted in volume 2. Modern red cloth. IV, 315, [1 blank]; [2], 356, [2]; VIII, LXXXIX, [1 blank], 302 pp. Full description
€ 1,500
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Beautifully bound set of Pallas' famous description of Russia

PALLAS, Peter Simon (M. GAUTHIER DE LA PEYRONIE, transl.). Voyages de M. P.S. Pallas en differentes provinces de l'Empire de Russie, et dans l'Asie septentrionale.
Paris, Lagrange (vol. 1), Maradan (vol. 2-5; colophon of vol. 5: De l'Imprimerie de Demonville), 1788-1793. 5 text volumes and 1 atlas volume. 4to (text) and Imperial 4to (atlas: 33.5 x 25 cm). With 123 engraved plates and maps (29, 16, 22, 35, 21 to accompany the 5 text volumes respectively) printed on 108 leaves (27 folding), including a large folding map of the Russian Empire and several other maps, plans, views and plates showing costumes, plants, birds etc., and some engraved head- and tailpieces in all text volumes. Uniform gold-tooled tree calf, with a border on each board, richly gold-tooled spines, a red morocco spine label with the title and a green morocco spine label with the volume number, gilt edges, marbled endpapers. [3], [1 blank], XXXII, 773, [5]; [4], 550, [1], [1 blank]; [3], [1 blank], 492; [3], [1 blank], 722, [2]; [3], [1 blank], 559, [1] pp; atlas volume with 123 plates on 108 leaves. Full description
€ 12,500
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French edition of Pallas's travels through Russia

PALLAS, Peter Simon. Voyages du professeur Pallas, dans plusieurs provinces de l'empire de Russie et dans l'Asie septentrionale; Traduits de l'allemand par le C. Gauthier de la Peyronie. Nouvelle Édition, Revue et enrichie de Notes par CC. Lamarck ... et Langlès...
Paris, Maradan, an II [1794]. 8 text-volumes and 1 atlas-volume. 8vo (text) and large 4to (atlas). With 8 title-pages and 8 half-titles, 108 engraved plates and maps, of which 22 folding and 2 double-page. Uniform contemporary mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spines. [8], 422, [2]; [4], 490; [4], 492; [4], 499; 448; 455; 448; [4], VIII, 463 pp. Full description
€ 2,950
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