Moscoviter wunderbare Historien. Moscow, Sigismund von Herberstein, Baron.
Moscoviter wunderbare Historien
Moscoviter wunderbare Historien

Fine Facsimile

Moscoviter wunderbare Historien.

Basel: Niclaus Brillinger, 1567 [but ca. 1900].

Reprint of the 1567 edition. 3 double-page maps, 5 large woodcuts in the text. [12], 246, [6]pp. 1 vols. Folio. Fine Facsimile. Modern vellum, covers a little bowed and soiled. Title-leaf repaired at inner margin and outer corner restored; final leaf likewise repaired at inner margin; text moderately darkened and occasional marginal foxing. Item #33016

Facsimile reprint of the Basel, 1567 edition of Herberstein's rare and early 16th-century Moscow travels from - which itself was the second edition in German of the original Latin RERUM MUSCOVITICARUM COMMENTARII (Vienna, 1549). Baron von Herberstein was Ambassador from Emperor Maximilian I to the Grand Prince Vasiley Ivanovic in 1517. It wasn't translated into English until 1851-1852, when it appeared as NOTES UPON RUSSIA, BEING A TRANSLATION FROM THE EARLIEST ACCOUNT OF THAT COUNTRY ... with Notes and Introduction by Richard Henry Major (London, Hakluyt Society, 1851). One salient feature of the Basel 1567 edition is the three striking double-page maps which enhance its interest.

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