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VINCENT, William.

The Voyage of Nearchus from the Indus to the Euphrates,

collected from the original journal preserved by Arrian, and illustrated by authorities ancient and modern; containing an account of the first navigation attempted by Europeans in the Indian Ocean. To which are added three dissertations: two, on the Acron

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103695
London, Cadell, 1797
£1,750

The account of Nearchus' expeditionary voyage starting from the Indus River, through the Persian Gulf and ending at the mouth of the Tigris River following the Indian campaign of Alexander the Great, in 326–324 BC. Includes an account of Bahrain (Tylos), the centre of the pearl trade.

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First edition. 4to., xiv, 530, [ii] (errata and directions to binder), pp., engraved frontispiece (lightly spotted), 6 engraved maps (4 folding), slight offsetting to text, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, an excellent copy.

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