Paris : [19th Century European Publisher], [1800s?]. Original B&W gravure. 5.5 x 7.25 inches. Good+. Light smudging and surface wear.
Jean-Baptiste Tavernier was a 17th-century French gem merchant and traveler. Tavernier, a private individual and merchant traveling at his own expense, covered, by his own account, 60,000 leagues in making six voyages to Persia and India between the years 1630 and 1668. In 1675, Tavernier, at the behest of his patron Louis XIV, published Les Six Voyages de Jean-Baptiste Tavernier. Item #70-1301