Du Mont was a professional soldier who was expelled from the French army because of his sympathies for the Prince of Orange. After leaving the French army he gave himself up to travel. He travelled in the Levant from 1689 to 1693 and then began to prepare his book for publication.
A New Voyage To The Levant: Containing An Account of the most Remarkable Curiosities in Germany, France, Italy, Malta, and Turkey; With Historical Observations relating to the Present and Ancient State of those Countries. By the Sieur du Mont. Done into English; and Adorn’d with Figures. London, Printed by T. H. for M. Gillyflower ... T. Goodwin ... and M. Wotton ... J. Walthoe ... and R. Parker ... 1696.