The Travels of Monsieur de Thevenot into the Levant.
In three parts. Viz. Into I. Turkey. II. Persia. III. The East-Indies. Newly done out of French. London Printed by H. Clark, for H. Faithorne, &c. 1687
First English edition, second issue Folio, pp.[xxxviii], 291, [iii], 104, 105*-108*, 105-176, 179-200, [ii], 90, 91*-94*, 91-114, ; engraved portrait frontispiece and 3 plates. A very good copy rebound in half calf over cloth, raised bands. Tears to margin of title page, page 271 (not affecting text, 10 cm corner missing from last leaf (affecting a small amount of text).
Thevenot visited Damascus, Aleppo and Mosul, and sailed down the Tigris to Baghdad. He then went to Persia and spent five months at Ispahan and visited Shiraz before setting sail for India where he landed at Diu. He was the first European to describe the temples of Ellora. He died in Persia on his way back to Europe at the age of 34.