Schillinger, Franz Caspar. Persianische und Ost-Indianische Reis [...].

Nuremberg, Johann Christoph Lochner, 1709.

8vo. (12), 466 pp., 2 blank ff., 471-474 pp., 2 blank ff., 479-534, (8) pp. (lacking pp. 467-470 and 475-478). With additional engraved title, letterpress title printed in red and black, both double page. With 2 engraved folded maps and 8 engraved plates. Contemporary full vellum over boards with handwritten spine title.


A reissue of the first edition from 1707 of the detailed travelogue by the Ettlingen barber who accompanied two Jesuit priests travelling "from Augsburg across Livorno, the Mediterranean, Malta, Cyprus, Aleppo, Armenia and Georgia to Persia (which is elaborately described), then continued on ship to India, Ceylon and South-East Asia (Sumatra). The two padres died during the voyage to India" (cf. Griep/Luber). In the end "only Schillinger returned via Ceylon, the Cape of Good Hope and France to Germany in 1702" (cf. Chatzipanagioti-Sangmeister). Includes a map of Western Asia as well as a world map, while the plates mostly show Persian and Indian costumes.

Contemporary handwritten ownership of the Zwettl Abbey, a Cistercian monastery in Lower Austria. Somewhat browned throughout, otherwise very well preserved. Eight pages are omitted (with blank leaves in their place). From the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel, with his ownership stamp to front pastedown. His note of acquisition, dated 1975, loosely inserted.

VD 18, 11601418. Boucher de La Richarderie IV, 465. Schwab Nr. 521. Lipperheide Lc 5. Wilson 203. Griep/Luber II, 1246. Chatzipanagioti-Sangmeister II, Nr. 0981.

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