Lot 61: Tournefort (Joseph Pitton de)

DominicWinter

2015-10-06 14:39:51

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Lot 61: Tournefort (Joseph Pitton de). A Voyage into the Levant: Perform'd by Command of the Late French King. Containing the Antient and Modern State of the Islands of the Archipelago; as also of Constantinople, the Coasts of the Black Sea, Armenia, Georgia, the Frontiers of Persia, and Asia Minor, 2 vols., 1st English ed., 1718, 152 engraved maps and plates (complete), first plate in volume I supplied in facsimile, some spotting and browning, previous owner inscription to titles, endpapers renewed, contemporary calf, rebacked with original spines relaid, a little rubbed, 4to. Blackmer 1318 (for the first French edition of 1717): "Pitton de Tournefort travelled extensively in the Archipelago, visiting most of the Islands in the Cyclades (Andros, Tinos, Delos, Santorini etc.) and many in the Northern Sporades (Samos, Mitylene, Skyros, Tenedos). He also spent a considerable period in Crete before going to Constantinople and Asia Minor, the coasts of the Black Sea and then overland through Armenia to Persia." (2) Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction October 2015 Wednesday, 14th October 2015 Estimate: £500-700
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