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Title The Six Voyages
Reference Arents 361
Collection George Arents Collection
Library New York Public Library
Date 1678
Author(s) Tavernier, Jean Baptiste
Place of Publication London
Description A memoir detailing encounters by Jean Baptiste Tavernier during his 'six voyages'. As well as a general narrative of his travels, the author reflects upon the commercial state of the places visited within Turkey, Persia and India. The author describes Persian coffee houses, culitvation of tobacco in India, and smoking in Persia and India.
Document Type Printed Book, Journal
Primary Commodity Silver and Gold
Sub-commodity Tobacco, Coffee
Theme Exploration and Discovery; Trade and Commerce; Transportation
Keywords diamonds, money, pearl, religion, coffee house, religion, currency, consumer, consumption, manners and customs, flora and fauna, textiles, linen, silk, steel
Region Middle East, South Asia
Places Turkey; Persia; India
Additional Information For more information on this text, see: Tobacco: Its History. Illustrated by The Books, Manuscripts and Engravings in the Library of George Arents Jr, Together with an Introductory Essay, Glossary and Bibliographic Notes. Volume Two: 1615-1698, p. 460-463.
Copyright New York Public Library