Summary

Full title: ‘The voyages and travels of the ambassadors from the Duke of Holstein, to the Great Duke of Muscovy, and the King of Persia’.

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Ruben   Link to this

"Particularly well known and widespread are views of Moscow drawn by German scientist Adam Olearius, who visited Russia three times in the 1630s and in the early 1640s as Secretary of the Schleswig-Holstein Embassy. Olearius' book "An Account of a Trip to Muscovia" is abundantly illustrated by townscape prints. Published for the first time in Germany in 1647,...it was republished several times over...Olearius' drawings were sometimes a little fantastic and focused mainly on exotic aspects of Moscow's life,..."

see: http://www.russia-hc.ru/eng/culture/oldmosk/old...

Michael Robinson   Link to this

Olearius, Adam 1603 - 1671

The voyages & travels 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 neer the present times; in VII. books. Whereto are added the Travels of John Albert de Mandelslo, (a gentleman belonging to the embassy) from Persia, into the East-Indies. Containing a particular description of Indosthan, the Mogul's Empire, th oriental ilands [sic], Japan, China, &c. and the revolutions which happened in those countries, within these few years; in III books. The whole work illustrated with divers accurate mapps, and figures. Written originally by Adam Olearius, secretary to the embassy. Faithfully rendred into English, by John Davies, of Kidwelly.
London : printed for Thomas Dring, and John Starkey, and are to be sold at their shops, at the George in Fleet-street, neer Clifford's-Inn, and at the Mitre, between the Middle-Temple-gate and Temple-Barr, M.DC.LXII. [1662]
[26], 424, [4], 168, 171-287, [11] p., [11] leaves of plates : ports., folded maps ; 2⁰.
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language hat   Link to this

There's a book about European accounts of Russia that's supposed to be good:
A People Born to Slavery: Russia in Early Modern European Ethnography, 1476-1748 by Marshall T. Poe
http://www.amazon.com/People-Born-Slavery-Ethno...

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