‘The state of Persia in 1660’
Raphaël du Mans, Jacques Dutertre
Original Language: French
The Paris manuscript BNF – Fr. 5632 of Estat de la Perse en 1660 is probably a fair copy by the author, which entered the library of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Louis XIV’s minister, in 1682-3. It is composed of 90 folios and is not divided into chapters or sections. A first edition was published by Charles Schefer in 1890, followed in 1995 by Francis Richard’s critical edition, which is used here.