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Eyriès Et Alfred Jacobs - Voyage En Asie Et En Afrique - 1866

Superb book illustrated with 25 engraved plates and 2 fold-out maps: a general map of Asia by M. H. Dufour, 1854; and a general map of Africa by Mr. H. Dufour, 1854.

This book deals with, among other things:

Asia: Siberia, Urals, mines, exiles, Ostiake tribes – northern trading posts, Samoyed and Tungusic tribes – Tatars and Keibales, Lake Baikal – Kiakhta – Buryats – Yakutsk – Chinese tartary, Mongolian women, wedding ceremonies – Mongolian cities, the Great Wall – funerals, religion – Thibet, Lassa, mores, government – Tibet roads, future of Catholicism in this region – Manchuria, Korea – China, Beijing – Opium,

English War, administration – Canton, Macao – Japan, customs, customs, mores, Yedo – Malaia, Malacca, Burmese Empire – India, Calcutta and Bengal, Ganges, Bramapoutre – Nepal, Patna, Hindus, etc. – Banares – Allahabad – Himalayas – Bombay – Afghanistan, Cabul – Isfahan – Tehran – Ephesus – Troy – Syria – Aleppo – Lebanon – Arabia – Mecca – Aden, etc. / Africa: Egypt – Pyramids – Cairo – Thebes – Nubia – Nile – Darfur – Sudan – Cafres tribes – Guinea – Morocco – Algeria – etc.

Eyriès was endowed with a prodigious memory and spoke 9 languages, published several geographical works and translated from English, German and Scandinavian languages many accounts of travellers and explorers. He has also contributed to Conrad Malte-Brun's Annales des voyages de la géographie et de l'histoire, Louis-Gabriel Michaud's Biographie universelle, Léon Renier's Encyclopédie moderne, the Encyclopédie des connaissances utiles et à la collection des Costumes, mœurs et usages de tous les peuples.

Eyriès Et Alfred Jacobs - Voyage En Asie Et En Afrique - 1866
Pagination: half-title page + title page + IV + 692 pages + 25 engravings.

Binding in very good condition, volume in its half-binding in red sheepskin, spine with faux raised bands, rubbed spines and caps, crisp gilding, slightly rubbed covers, all edges gilded, lower corners bumped, all golden slices, superb -

Inside in very good condition, a tear in the margin on page 675, presence of 25 plates full page and out of text throughout the book + 2 large folding maps. (complete), crisp inside -

Delivery service provided within a few days -

Object Book
Number of Books 1
Subject Botany, Fashion, Reference works, Sociology, Topography, Travels
Author/ Illustrator Eyriès Et Alfred Jacobs
Book Title Voyage En Asie Et En Afrique
Condition Very good
Publication year oldest item 1866
Edition Illustrated Edition
Language French
Original language Yes
Publisher Furne, Jouvet Et Cie
Binding/ Material Half leather
Number of pages 696
Dimensions 27×17 cm
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