Thomas Shaw - Travels, or Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant - 1738

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Thomas Shaw - Travels, or Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant - 1738
History, Illustrated, Travels - Quantity: 1 - Book

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.
Dedication page.
Title vignette. In-text illustrations.
Large fold-out plans.
First part.
Geographical Observations.


xv, [1], 442 pages.
Second part.
Collection of Such Papers as Serve to
Illustrate the Foregoing Observations
61 pages.
Index.
8 pages.
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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Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
History, Illustrated, Travels
Author/ Illustrator
Thomas Shaw
Book Title
Travels, or Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1738
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Printed at the Theatre., Oxford, 1738
Binding/ Material
Leather
Dimensions
42×29 cm
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