Travels, or Observations Relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant
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1 volume. First edition 1738. Folio.
Contains the best description of North Africa of the period.
Full-calf with double gilt border and dentelles.
Gilt raised bands and gilt morocco title to spine.
Coloured page blocks. Some age related wear to covers.
Bookplate on inside cover. Dedication page.
Title vignette. In-text illustrations. Large fold-out plans.
xv, , 442 pages.
Collection of Such Papers as Serve to
Illustrate the Foregoing Observations
''These Travels have been universally esteemed, not only for
their accuracy and fidelity, but on account of the illustrations
they contain of natural history, of the classic authors, and
especially of the Scriptures.'' A handsomely printed work,
the best description of North Africa of the period. The author
visited Egypt, Sinai, Palestine, Cyprus and most of North Africa,
and provides much material on Tunis and Algeria. A section on
Lebanon is included in the description of the Levant. More than
640 species of plants are described. There is also a list of the
rarer plants of Barbary, Egypt and Arabia, [Lowndes 2372]."
- Printed at the Theatre., Oxford
- Thomas Shaw
- Date Published
- Very Good