A New Account of East-India and Persia
A New Account of East-India and Persia... Being Nine Years Travels, Begun 1672 and Finished 1681.
London: Richard Chiswell, 1698, First Edition, Folio,(300 x 220mm) Contemporary panelled calf gilt, elaborately gilt spine, morocco title-pieces, title printed in red and black, with engraved portrait, 8 engraved plates and maps, 4 folding and one with a printed overslip, numerous engraved illustrations in text, a very attractive copy.
“On 9 December 1672 Fryer left from Gravesend for a lengthy tour of India and Persia undertaken in the interests of the East India Company. He did not return to England until August 1682. Sixteen years later he published A New Account of East India and Persia . being Nine Years' Travels, Begun in 1672, which he had been prompted to write in the wake of criticism of English expeditions in French guides. A book rich in details of natural history and local medical practice, Fryer's account was republished in Dutch in 1700” DNB ; Wing F2257