[A 20TH CENTURY ISLAMIC TRAVEL ACCOUNT OF CHINA] Çin û Mâçin. [i.e. South China]
NUSRET ALI KHAN DEHLEVÎ, (19th century)., Hursid Matbaasi., Istanbul, [AH 1318] = 1900.
Original pictorial wrappers. Cr. 8vo. (20 x 14 cm). In Ottoman script (Old Turkish with Arabic letters). 42 p., 10 b/w plates, and 1 Chinese city plan in text. Hegira: 1318 = Gregorian: 1900. Chipped slightly, faded on paper. Otherwise a good copy.
First and only edition of this rare travel account of China by Dihlevî in the 19th century, which described China's location, its latitude and longitude, shores and islands, mountains, lakes, rivers, channels, waters, climate, mines, crops, architecture, provinces, social life, important cities, and dresses of Chinese people, important streets, etc. Also talked about the traditions of pagan peoples and Muslims in China. Travel memoirs of China, printed in the early period of Ottoman travel literature.
MÇOB 80.; MKAHTBK, Suppl. pp.338.; Özege 3359.; No copy in OCLC.