Historisch-geographisch politischer Versuch über Ostindien nebst der Schilderung von dessen Handel nach Le Goux de Flaix. Mit Noten, Anmerkungen und einer Vorrede von E. A. W. v. Z[immermann].
Item ID 49910
Leipzig, Heinrich Gräff, 1810. Two volumes in two. 8vo (17.5 x 10.7 cm). 892 [I: viii, 444; II: iv, 436] pp.; one folded engraving of the Jagannath temple. Contemporary uniform tree calf resembling paper boards with ruled borders, olive and brown gilt-lettered morocco labels on spines. The very rare German edition of Essai historique, geographique et politique sur l'Indoustan by Alexandre Legoux de Flaix, published in 1807 in Paris. "Ostindien", therefore, is eastern India, not the East Indies. The French edition itself is rare, but this German edition is really obscure and even difficult to find in German libraries. This edition was edited and contains an introduction by von Zimmerman, then famous as publisher of the Taschenbuch der Reisen series. Boards a bit worn, small old stamp on title page verso, some offsetting to the plate, otherwise a very good copy. The very rare German translation of a rare French work on India