XVI, 426,  pp.Rare Dutch translation of William Heude's A voyage up the Persian Gulf, first published in London in 1819. Little is known about Heude and the present narrative seems to be his only known work. Via Malabar and Bombay, he travelled to the Persian Gulf, proceeding to Babylon, Bagdad, Mosul, Mardin and Istanbul. He includes an account of pearl fishery and a noteworthy description of a journey through the mountains of Kurdistan, which is illustrated with 3 of the 4 fine aquatint plates. Typical for British Romantic travel writing, Heude appreciatively describes Bedouin life and the various religious sects he encounters. The last 4 pages contain a note to the binder and Beijerinck's 3-page stock list, including formats and prices.Binding restored. Good copy.l NCC (6 copies, incl.1 incompl.); Saalmink, p. 842; cf. Blackmer 811 (English ed.). [NL]
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