Jean baptste tavernier was one of the more remarkable men in a remarkable century. To give it its full title the six voyages of john baptista tavernier, a noble man of france now living, through turky into persia and the eastindies, finished in the year 1670 giving an account of the state of those countries. The six voyages of john baptista tavernier, baron of aubonne through turky, into persia and the eastindies, for the space of forty years. Book digitized by internet archive and compiled by robert bedrosian. He also left for posterity a remarkable record of his voyages and his. Nlany of the ceremonial objects surrounding the rulers as markers of their. Jeanbaptiste tavernier born in paris in 1605, jeanbaptiste tavernier was one of the most famous travelers of the 17th century, who pioneered the trade of various commodities with india. In spite of confusion in the sequence of events and itineraries, this work was a precious manual for all merchanttravellers active in the east and in. The six voyages of john baptista tavernier 1678 the. Attached to the document is another short work by tavernier about the currencies in use in asia at the time.
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Taverniers sixth voyage, which deals with india, and other versions of his works also are available at internet archive tavernier, jeanbaptiste, 16051689. Jean baptiste tavernier, a life harish kapurs reasonably well written short biography has much to recommend it. Watch my lecture in this link to learn about the foreign travellers from europe. Documents sur jeanbaptiste tavernier 16051689 16 ressources dans. Jeanbaptiste tavernier dapres des documents nouveaux, 8vo, paris, 1886, where the literature of the. Image via wikipedia jean baptiste tavernier 16051689 was an extraordinary french traveler and gemstone merchant who spent forty years away from home, trading in gemstones mostly in faraway india. He goes down in history as the man who brought the precursor of the hope diamond called the tavernier blue back to europe. Tavernier was a protestant and a jewel merchant and his trade gave him privileged access to. The six voyages of john baptista tavernier, baron of. Translated from the original french editon of 1676 with a biographical sketch of the. However, it is his involvement with the trade of gemstones and his connection with the famous hope diamond for which he is most famous. This waiver does not extend to any page images or other supplementary files associated with this. Educated by the sisters of the congregation of notre dame at the saintjeanbaptiste street school. The six voyages of john baptista tavernier 1678 the public.
Jeanbaptiste tavernier 1605 1689 was a 17thcentury french gem merchant and traveller tavernier, a private individual and merchant traveling at his own expense, covered, by his own account, 60,000 leagues 120,000 miles in making six voyages to persia and india between the years 1630 and 1668. List of suspects people involved motive for building why was it built. Travels in india by jeanbaptiste tavernier baron of aubonne, translated from the original french. The official position taken by the wikimedia foundation is that faithful reproductions of twodimensional public domain works of art are public domain. He also gives a clue to meaning of the enigmatic name of the new capital and says that. Travels in india, volume 2 jeanbaptiste tavernier, valentine ball full view 1889. Tavernier was a protestant and a jewel merchant and his trade gave him privileged access to persian royalty and elite circles. This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. Born in paris in 1605, jeanbaptiste tavernier was one of the most famous travelers of the 17th century, who pioneered the trade of various commodities with india. By age 28, however, emilies happy and stable world shattered as, one after another, her three small sons and her husband died.
Jean baptiste tavernier, travels in india 1676, excerpts. This photographic reproduction is therefore also considered to be in the public domain in the united states. Tavernier, a private individual and merchant traveling at his own expense, covered, by his own account, 60,000 leagues 120,000 miles in making six voyages to persia and india between the years 1630 and 1668. Translated from the original french edition of 1676. Visit to holy shrines 1 10 name the traveller for whom the term, globetrotter, is used. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details may not fully reflect the modified file. Trade contacts however existed, and the french trader jeanbaptiste tavernier 16051689 is known to have been as far as ispahan circa 1632 relations took an official turn under louis xiv and colbert, when colbert founded the french east india company in 1664, and subsequently asked lalain and laboulaye to go to ispahan to promote french interests in persia. According to the french traveller tavernier, the majority of houses in varanasi during the 17th century were made of upscscdsii2018 brick and mud. One of the stones brought back to france by tavernier on this sixth and inal. M j s h t m p whatever concerns the poor is always our. Dont make the mistake of thinking that a hungry african lion will be scared away by fire. A remarkable account of travel through 17th century asia, by tavernier, a french diamond merchant, traveller and pioneer of diamond trade with india, who. Jeanbaptiste gamelin, a wealthy merchant who shared her tenderhearted nature.
The six voyages of jean baptiste tavernier world digital. His description of hyderabad via the purana pul or the old bridge was very interesting. The countries he visited most more than once included presentday cyprus, malta, turkey, syria, iraq, iran, afghanistan. Pdf camels, courts and financing the french blue diamond. Contents notes on contributors x list of illustrations xii introduction.
The six travels of john baptista tavernier, baron of aubonne, through turky and persia to the indies, during the space of forty years appended, with separate pagination, are two treatises, each with special t. Mir mohammad momin astarabadis contribution to qutb. Between 1630 and 1668, tavernier made six voyages to persian and india, traveling by his own estimate 180,000 miles. The six travels of john baptista tavernier, baron of aubonne, through turky and persia to the indies, during the space of forty. The date of the sale the collection documents of jeanbaptiste colbert, can. The diamond was officially stated as coming from the kollur mine in golconda, india. French traveller jean baptiste tavernier made six voyages to the east and was in the qutb shahi kingdom in between 1638 to 1663. Video activity worksheet the mystery of the taj mahal directions. The six voyages of john baptista tavernier, baron of aubonne. I am particularly taken by his ability to extract from the minutia of taverniers long life, some of the more salient points. Cambridge core south asian history travels in india by jeanbaptiste tavernier. Translated from the original french editon of 1676 with a biographical sketch of the author v. Legend has the diamonds origins placed upon a different path. Concerning routes which one may take to go from ispahan to agra, and from agra to delhi and jahanabad, where the.
Such was the laconic moral of this rather gruesome story, related by the seasoned french traveler and jewelmerchant jean. The six voyages of john baptista tavernier, jeanbaptiste tavernier, translated by john phillips. Media in category jeanbaptiste tavernier the following 21 files are in this category, out of 21 total. Insights ias final answer key with detailed explanations.
Singing to the lions came to jonathan brakarsh in a dream, where all the oppressors in his life became lions but, when the children started singing, the lions calmed down, smiled and roared with pleasure. According to the hebrew bible, phineas was a high priest of israel during the exodus, the grandson of aaron and son of eleazar the high priest exodus 6. But i dont subscribe to the sapnatheory for the reasons already mentioned in. Travels in india by jeanbaptiste tavernier gemology and. Smolensk, russia, 1689, jeweler, merchant, and traveler who undertook six journeys to asia over forty years and published several books, of which the six voyages is the best known. Jeanbaptiste tavernier, les six voyages des jeanbaptiste tavernier, 1676 the royal courts. Anne theobald hillsdale college, keeping treasures in style. Clip evolution of get lucky daft punk chronologic cover duration.
We are grateful to dolf hartsuiker for his expertise in making these identi. Tavernier, travels in india by jeanbaptiste tavernier, baron of aubonne, translated from the original french edition of 1676 by v. The traveling merchant jeanbaptiste tavernier sold hundreds of diamonds from the mogul empire of india to louis xiv in 1668, of which 20 exceptional examples were immediately singled out to be included in the book the six voyages of jeanbaptiste tavernier, 1676. Video activity worksheet the mystery of the taj mahal. Travels in india by jeanbaptiste tavernier baron of aubonne. He covers the salient points of taverniers life, travels and writing. Travels in india by jeanbaptiste tavernier, baron of aubonne. The six voyages of john baptista tavernier internet archive. Jeanbaptiste tavernier and the hope diamond the beading. The son of a french protestant who had fled antwerp to escape religious persecution, tavernier was a jewel merchant who between 1632 and 1668 made six voyages to the east. Singing to the lions global social service workforce. There is also a traditional tonga story7 about singing to the lions that inspired the acpdt in its book. Jean baptiste tavernier, who had been known by his peers as an obtainer of rare and unique jewels, traveled to india and purchased a 112 316 carat blue diamond. Balakrishan had written a column in thehindu, 2018jan that french gem merchant, jeanbaptiste tavernier acquired hope diamond from kollur mines in andhra pradesh in 1666.1102 55 1352 1374 1367 509 1070 1524 307 1122 181 799 780 9 1075 703 395 1006 682 1090 821 152 989 1309 1291 454 338 1546 782 708 1296 1368 1197 191 683 1026