Jean-Baptiste Tavernier

Jean-Baptiste Tavernier

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (1605 - July 1689) was a French traveller and pioneer of trade with India, and travels through Persia (Iran), most known for works in two quarto volumes, Les Six Voyages de Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (Six Voyages) 1676) and diamond merchant for some important diamonds of the century. He was born in Paris, where his father Gabriel and uncle Melchior, Protestants from Antwerp, pursued the profession of cartographers and engravers. Tavernier was one of the most remarkable men of a most remarkable century, the 17th century, known as the Age of Exploration. Tavernier, a private individual, a merchant traveling at his own expense, covered by his own account, 180,000 miles (290,000 km) over the course of forty years and six voyages.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135959573
  • 9786135959574