Voyage de l'Arabie heureuse, par l'Ocean Oriental, & le Détroit de la Mer Rouge: fait par les François pour la premiere fois, dans les années 1708, 1709 & 1710. Avec la relation particuliere d'un voyage fait du Port de Moka à la cour du Roy d'Yemen...

Amsterdam, Steenhouwer and Uytwerf, 1716.

8vo. In contemporary full calf with four raised bands and gilt lettering and ornamentation to spine. Small paper-label pasted on to top of spine. Small worm tract to upper inner margin occassionally affecting text, otherwise fine. (14), 343, (10) pp. + frontispiece, folded map and 3 plates. 

First Amsterdam edition published the same year as the second Paris edition (the first being from 1715) of this travel account compiled from various sources. In 1708-10 and 1711-13 La Roque participated on two expeditions to the Arabian peninsula, and afterwards published his Arabian experiences in the present work. In this treatise he gives a highly descriptive and detailed account of coffee plantations and the coffee trade in Yemen.

Jean de la Roque (1661 –1745) was a French traveller and journalist born in Marseille. He was the son of Pierre de la Roque, a merchant who famously introduced coffee to Marseille in 1644, and the brother of Antoine de la Roque (1672-1744), a noted journalist with whom he collaborated with on the magazine Mercure de France.

Chadenat 6335
Cox I, 222.

Order-nr.: 60610

DKK 6.500,00