First edition 1738. Folio.
"Contains the best description of North Africa of the period."
Full-calf with double gilt border and dentelles.
Gilt raised bands and gilt morocco title to spine.
Coloured page blocks. Some age related wear to covers.
Bookplate on inside cover.
Title vignette. In-text illustrations.
Large fold-out plans.
xv, , 442 pages.
Collection of Such Papers as Serve to
Illustrate the Foregoing Observations
11 engraved maps and plans [ 3 double page, 6 fold-out,
and 2 single page.]
21 single page engraved plates.
1 single page sheet music.
All plates present.
''These Travels have been universally esteemed, not only for
their accuracy and fidelity, but on account of the illustrations
they contain of natural history, of the classic authors, and
especially of the Scriptures.'' A handsomely printed work,
the best description of North Africa of the period. The author
visited Egypt, Sinai, Palestine, Cyprus and most of North Africa,
and provides much material on Tunis and Algeria. A section on
Lebanon is included in the description of the Levant. More than
640 species of plants are described. There is also a list of the
rarer plants of Barbary, Egypt and Arabia, [Lowndes 2372]."
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- Number of Books
- History, Illustrated, Travels
- Author/ Illustrator
- Thomas Shaw
- Book Title
- Travels, or Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Printed at the Theatre., Oxford, 1738
- Binding/ Material
- 42×29 cm