FRYER, JOHN A New Account of East-India and Persia, in eight letters. Being Nine Years Travels, begun 1672. And Finished 1681....
London: Richard Chiswell, 1698. First edition. Modern cloth. 12 x 7 inches (31 x 18 cm); with portrait, 7 maps and plates, 1 full page map in the text, other in text illustration, title printed in red and black, [viii], xiv, 428, xxiv pp. Explorers Club bookplate to pastedown and blindstamp to title, ink numerals to first leaf, small tape repair to one leaf, some spotting and toned leaves, a sound copy.
Fryer spent nine years as a surgeon with the East India Company and travelled extensively on the Coromandel and Malabar coasts. He describes the life and trade of Bombay, Surat and Madras; this is one of the most reliable and interesting contemporary accounts of Mughal India, southern India and Persia. Wing F2257; ESTC R23401.
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