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.

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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.

First part.

Geographical Observations.

xv, [1], 442 pages.

Second part.

Collection of Such Papers as Serve to

Illustrate the Foregoing Observations

61 pages.

Index.

8 pages.

''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]."

Data sheet

Publisher
Printed at the Theatre., Oxford
Ltd
257
Author
Thomas Shaw
Date Published
1738
Binding
Full-leather
Condition
Very Good