Kleemann N., “Tagebuch der Reisen. reisen von Wien auf der Donau bis an das Schwarze Meer, die Krim,nach Konstantinopel, nach Smirna und durch Archipelagum in der Jahren 1768, 1769 und 1770”, Prag, 1783. Third edition, but the first with the beautiful views and the map. 8vo, 19x11cm, pp. ,388  and 11 folded copper engraved plates, including a map 40x21cm (detached but present). Half title with woodmark. Contemporary hard covers, cover of spine missing, but spine firm, two old stamps at title, some mild offsetting in few plates, otherwise very good. Kleemann travelled, for trade, via the Danube to the Tartar Crimea, exactly at the beginning of the war of 1768-1774. He was an eyewitness of the fall of the Crimean Chanate and his testimony for the historic events which changed the area is unique. He escaped to Constantinople before the Russian invasion and after he travelled to Smyrna and the Greek Archipelago. A fine travel account in the Levant in the only edition richly illustrated. RARE. Atabey 638 (for the French translation which has not any plates).