Nechaev, Matviei Gavrilov / Barsov, N. P. (ed.). Puteshestvie posadskago chelovieka Matvieia Gavrilova Nechaeva v Ierusalim 1719-1720 goda.

Warsaw, Soviet Imp. Varshavskago universiteta, 1875.

8vo. (2), 34, II pp. Contemporary blue printed wrappers.


First edition of this exceedingly rare Russian account of a 1719/20 pilgrimage to Jerusalem, the only known work by the Russian merchant Matviei Gavrilov Nechaev (d. 1752). His descriptions of the settlements of Greek merchants in Russia suggest that he was involved in trading with them, an unusual practice at the time. In addition, his travelogue discusses the Turkish tax system, the plague epidemic in Constantinople of 1721, and the Arab revolts in Jerusalem, as well as the Maltese fleet and Russian slaves in Turkey.

A tiny tear to the upper margin of the title-page. Rare; only three copies library catalogues internationally (New York Public Library; Stanford Univ. Library; Dumbarton Oaks); no copy in auction records.

OCLC 38678524. Not in Röhricht.

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