Lot 518: Voyage of Nearchus from the Idus to the Euphrates

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:35

Lot 518: Author: Vincent, Willam; Title: The Voyage of Nearchus from the Indus to the Euphrates; Place Published: London; Publisher: T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies; Date Published: 1797; Description: xvi, 530, [2, errata and directions to binder] pp. Engraved frontispiece and 6 engraved maps and charts (4 folding). (4to) 27.5x21.5 cm (10¾x8½") period full calf. First Edition.Title continues: "Collected from the Original Journal Preserved by Arrian, and Illustrated by Authorities Ancient and Modern; Containing an Account of the First Navigation Attempted by Europeans in the Indian Ocean." Nearchus was one of Alexander's principal officers. In 325 BC he was ordered to take Alexander's fleet to the head of the Persian Gulf, and to circumnavigate Arabia from the Euphrates to the Isthmus of Suez. Nearchus's narrative of his expedition was included by Arrian in his "Indica" written in 2nd Century A.D. Condition: Binding worn, covers and endpapers detached; small erasure at head of title page, some foxing throughout; internally very good, well worthy of binding restoration. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $1000-1500
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