Lot 372: Adanson's Voyage to Senegal, Isle of Goree & River Gambia

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:05

Lot 372: Author: Adanson, M.; Title: A Voyage to Senegal, the Isle of Goree, and the River Gambia; Place Published: London; Publisher: J. Nourse and W. Johnston; Date Published: 1759; Description: xiii, [1], 337 + [1] pp. Folding engraved map laid in, decorated initials and a few other small woodcut decorations. (8vo) period calf, gilt-ruled raised bands and gilt-lettered morocco label on spine. First Edition of English translation.The French naturalist's narrative of his travels between 1749-1754. He describes the people, animals, land, plants, and much more. An attractive map of Senegal executed by Philip Buache is laid in at the rear of the book. Includes bookplate of Joseph Pickford on front pastedown. Condition: Some wear and tear to binding; hinges cracked; a small piece of bottom left margin of map torn off; endpapers darkened and foxed, but minimal foxing/darkening throughout most of the text; very good in good binding. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $300-500
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