[IRAN / AFGHANISTAN / CENTRAL ASIA] Notice sur une carte routiere Meschhed a Bokhara.. [i.e. Note on a Meshed road map to Bokhara and from Bokhara to Balkh, followed by a plan of Bokhara and its surroundings, by a Persian engineer]
M. SEDILLOT (Louis-Pierre-Eugene Amelie Sedillot), (1808-1875), Imprimerie de L. Martinet, Paris, 1852.
COMPLETE TITLE: [IRAN / AFGHANISTAN / CENTRAL ASIA] Notice sur une carte routiere Meschhed a Bokhara et de Bokhara a Balkh, suivi de plan de Bokhara et de ses environs, par un ingenieur Persan. [Extrait]. D'apres la traduction de M. Garcin de Tassy. [i.e. Note on a Meshed road map to Bokhara and from Bokhara to Balkh, followed by a plan of Bokhara and its surroundings, by a Persian engineer]
Contemporary marbled wrappers. Demy 8vo. (22 x 14 cm). In French. 16 p., two attractive folded maps (one in color): Persian itinerary from Meshed to Balkh by Bokhara, reduced to 1/16 of the original, and Map of Persian Route by V.A. Malte-Brun. (69x22 cm & 26x22 cm). Light stains on the pages. Overall a very good copy.
Exceedingly rare offprint from "Bulletin de la Societe de Geographie, Septembre 1852", specially prepared for the author and printed in a maximum of 50 copies, discusses the route of a map offering the panorama of Iran, Afghanistan, and a small part of Central Asia, brought to Constantinople by French General in the service of the Qajars in Persia, Barthelemy Semino (1797-1852). "Communicated by this traveler to the Geographical Society, of which he is the correspondent in Persia, and translated by M. Garcin de Tassy, it throws new light on the means of communication of Khorasan and Transoxiana." (Sedillot).
Sedillot was a French orientalist and historian of science and mathematics. His father, Jean Jacques Emmanuel Sédillot, an orientalist and astronomer, worked alongside Delambre and Laplace. His older brother, Charles-Emmanuel Sédillot, became a renowned surgeon. Louis-Pierre-Eugene also showed predispositions towards the study. He began his career as a history teacher before becoming Secretary of the Collège de France and the School of Oriental Languages in 1832.
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