LOT 820

[Russia] Tegenwoordige staat van Groot Rusland,

vertoont in d'ontzachlyke onderneemingen van zyne Czaarsche Majesteit Peter Alexewitz, bestaande in 't afschaffen der aloude zeden en gewoontens zyner onderdaanen (...). Nevens een beschryving van den godtsdienst, zeden en gewoontens der Russen (...) [door John Perry]. Amsterdam, J. Oosterwyk, 1717, (16),393,(23) p., with engraved frontispiece, folding engraved map and 7 plates, contemporary vellum.

Small wormholes in top corner near spine at the end, with minimal loss to text in the bladwijzer. Appears to be lacking something between p. 46 and 47, but quire C is complete and the digitised copy available online (KB) has no plate in this place. The description in PiCarta lists 7 plates. Adapted to the English of John Perry by Abraham Moubach. Very rare description of Russia, which has nothing to do with the later series titled Tegenwoordige Staat.

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