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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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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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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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Russian expedition into China and Mongolia

PIASSETSKY, Pavel Yakovlevich. Voyage a travers la Mongolie et la Chine ...
Paris, Hachette & Co. (back of half-title: printed by Corbeil, Crété), 1883. Large 8vo (27.5 x 19 cm). With wood-engraved author's portrait, 88 woodcut illustrations (many full-page) and a wood-engraved map. Contemporary dark brown half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine, bound by Charles Magnier. [8], 563, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 650
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Rare description of Russia just after the Turkish war,
with a revised version of the first map of the entire Russian Empire

REITZ, Johann Frederik, and others. Oude en nieuwe staat van't Russische of Moskovische Keizerryk, behelzende eene uitvoerige historie van Rusland en deszelfs groot-vorsten; benevens de beschryvinge van dat uitgestrekte ryk, de zeden en godsdienst der inwoneren: zyne opkomst en voortgang in koophandel, kunsten, land- en zeemacht, oproeren, oorlogen en verdere wisselvalligheden, tot dezen tegenwoordigen tydt toe.
Utrecht, Johannes Broedelet, 1744. 4 volumes. 4to. With 4 folding maps, 3 folding plates and a folding letterpress table. Early 19th-century half red sheepskin. [2], 296; [2], 200, 200a-200d; [2], 501; [2], 830 pp. Full description
€ 4,250
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First-hand accounts of Russia ca. 1670 and life in the Mughal army; from the library of a famous German explorer

STRUYS, Jan Jansz. Drie aanmerkelyke reizen, door Italien, Griekenland, Lyfland, Moscovien, Tartaryen, Meden, Persien, Oostindien, Japan, en verscheiden andere gewesten.
Including: HEIDEN, Frans Jansz. van der. Vervaarlyke schipbreuk van 't Oostindiesch jacht Ter Schelling, onder het land van Bengale, ...
Amsterdam, Steven van Esveldt, 1746. 4to. 2 parts in 1 volume. Part 1 with an engraved title-page, 19 engraved folding plates and 1 engraved folding map; part 2 with an engraved title-page and 12 engraved plates. 19th-century red half sheepskin. [6], 382, 28, [15], [1 blank]; 134 pp. Full description
€ 4,000
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