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Egor Fedorovich Timlovski travelled China and Mongolia extensively in the early nineteenth century and was instrumental in the establishment of a Russian Embassy in Peking. This narrative of his travels was first published in Russian in 1824. This 1827 edition was translated by Julius von Klaproth, a close associate of the great explorer Alexander von Humboldt. He describes in detail the geography, resources and customs of the people of China, Mongolia and Turkestan. There is a fine folding route map, plan of Peking and another of the Russian embassy in Peking. Provenance: Leicester Free Library. Cordier BS 2473.
TIMKOVSKI, Egor Fedorovich

Voyage a Peking, a travers la Mongolie, en 1820 et 1821

Paris, 1827
Quarto (320 x 255 mm.), in recent green cloth binding by Garner, Russell & Co whose label is inside the front cover. Slight wear to upper hinge. pp. 32; illustrated title page to the atlas dated 1826, folding route map, 2 folding plans and 8 lithographic plates. Some light foxing to plates as usual and blind stamp to a few leaves.
Stock number: 5036

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