Rare book: Voyages and Travels of the Ambassadors Olearius, Adam. THE VOYAGES AND TRAVELLS OF THE AMBASSADORS SENT BY FREDERICK DUKE OF HOLSTEIN, TO THE GREAT DUKE OF MUSCOVY, AND THE KING OF PERSIA, BEGUN IN THE YEAR M.DC.XXXIII AND FINISH'D IN M.DC.XXXIX. CONTAINING A COMPLEAT HISTORY OF MUSCOVY, TARTARY, PERSIA. AND OTHER ADJACENT COUNTRIES. WITH SEVERAL PUBLICK TRANSACTIONS REACHING NEAR THE PRESENT TIMES IN VII BOOKS. WHERETO ARE ADDED THE TRAVELS OF JOHN ALBERT DE MANDELSLO, (A GENTLEMAN BELONGING TO THE EMBASSAY) FROM PERSIA, INTO THE EAST INDIES. CONTAINING A PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION OF INDOSTHAN, THE MOGUL'S EMPIRE, THE ORIENTAL ILANDS, JAPAN, CHINA… Trans. John Davies. 2nd ed. London: John Starkey and Thomas Basset, 1669. Engraved frontis, two engraved portraits, five engraved folding maps, map of Arabia not present. Bearing armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Henley.
Provenance: Estate of Michael M. Finefrock, Charleston, South Carolina.
Other Notes: The bookplate is listed in the Franks Bookplate Collection in the British Museum, no. 14466 and was for Sir Robert Henley, created Baron Henley 1760 and Viscount Henley and Earl Northington 1764. As this bookplate shows the arms with a baron's coronet, it must date to between 1760 and 1764.
Binding with considerable insect damage; spine intact; Frontis mended and reinforced; MAP OF EAST INDIES repaired at bottom; NEW MAP OF MUSCOVY tacked-in, reinforced and extensively repaired; MAP OF WOLGA with losses and extensive repairs; end pages with warping to paper; pages tight and obviously recently re-bound; normal toning and discoloration to pages consistent with age.