Lot 474: Mignan's Travels in Chaldaea Travels in Chaldaea

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Lot 474: Author: Mignan, Robert; Title: Travels in Chaldaea, Including a Journey from Bussorah to Bagdad, Hillah, and Babylon, Performed on Foot in 1827; Place Published: London; Publisher: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley; Date Published: 1829; Description: xiv, 333, [3] pp. 16 wood engravings, seven plates, one folding map, one folding plan. (8vo) original boards, paper spine label. First Edition.Includes "observations on the sites and remains of Babel, Seleucia, and Ctesiphon" as well as discussions of customs, foods, animals, plants, and much more from an important early explorer. Condition: Wear and tear to boards; hinges cracked with some tape repair; very small marginal tear to map, foxing to map, plan, and scattered on a few other pages, slight darkening of pages; good to very good in fair binding. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $400-600
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