Ongelukkige Voyagie. Door verscheyde gedeeltens van Asia en Africa, in het jaar 1582, en vervolgens. Verhalende het gevangen nemen, mitsgaders de harde en slaafse dienstbaarheyd des schrijvers, onder het wreede Jok, der Turken in Egypten, en hoe hy eyndelijk, na veele uytgestane ongemakken, in sijn vryheyd is hersteld. Als mede een beschrijving van verscheyde Eylanden (…) door den reysiger selfs beschreeven.

Van Michiel, Heberer, van Bretten.

Book ID: 36009


8vo. [2], 245 pp., [23 index], Dutch text, engraved title vignette, 1 folding map, 5 double-page plates, contemporary decorated boards with cloth spine and corners, 2 title pages: one has publication in 1706 and the second 1707, bookplate on fly leaf between the two titles, otherwise copy in good condition, Pieter Vander, Leiden, 1706/7.


Herber studied at the University of Wittenberg in 1575, continued his studies in 1587 at the University of Leipzig and probably also visited the University of Heidelberg. He undertook a journey in 1582 from Germany through France and Italy to Egypt . In May 1585 he was taken prisoner by the by an Ottoman fleet and spent three years as a galley slave in Ottoman captivity. After he had regained freedom in 1587, he returned via Italy and Spain back to Germany and joined in 1592 in the service of the Elector Frederick IV of the Palatinate.
After travelling three more trips, his biography appeared in Heidelberg in 1610, describing his experiences in the Orient. This description, reissued in 1710, describes his experiences, foreign ways of life, religious customs, architectural and artistic works as well as nature.

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