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Rare early map of part of India, centered on Agra.

Melchicsedec Thevenot began publish a series of voyage accounts in French drawn from various printed an manuscript sources, beginning in 1663 and continuing until 1696.

Thevenot's map appears in his French translation of Peter de Goyer and Jacob de Keyzer's embassy to visit the Emperor of China,on behalf of the Dutch East India Company in 1665, which included a journal of the route taken from Guangzhou to Beijing.

Thevenot informs us that this translation is conformable to two Dutch copies, of which he had the manuscripts, one of them signed Niehoff, and that he has neither changed nor added any thing from other authors. He judged it wrong to have mixed the description of the provinces with Nieuhoff's remarks, since it appeared from his own confession, that the Dutch never stirred out of their lodgings either at Kanton or Pe-king.