Lot 17: Dallaway (James)



2015-10-06 14:39:48

Lot 17: Dallaway (James). Constantinople Ancient and Modern, with Excursions to the Shores and Islands of the Archipelago and to the Troad, 1st edition, 1797, engraved title, map and nine sepia aquatint plates, light offsetting and spotting, bookplate, contemporary tree calf, upper joint cracking, spine a little rubbed, 4to. Atabey 308; Blackmer 441: "Dalloway spent 18 months as chaplain with Liston's embassy at the Porte (1794-6). He travelled to Constantinople overland in 1794 with Liston's entourage, which included John Sibthorp, author of the Flora Graeca, and Gaetano Mercati who became Liston's draughtsman". (1) Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction October 2015 Wednesday, 14th October 2015 Estimate: £400-600
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