Lot n° 258
1500 - 2500
Result with fees
: 2 688EUR
Corneille LE BRUN
Journey to the Levant, i.e., to the main places of Asia Minor, to the islands of Chio, Rhodes, and Cyprus etc. As well as in the most important
Cities of Egypt, Syria, and the Holy Land... Paris, Cavelier, 1714. In-folio, brown calf, spine with 6 decorated nerves (contemporary binding).
Blackmer, 225 / Brunet, III. 911 / Chahine, 2706 /// (8)-408-(3).
Second French edition of this important voyage by Corneille de Bruyn, a Dutch painter-traveller who made his first trip to the Orient in 1678. He returned with many drawings that are said to be more instructive than the observations he made there and which he recorded in his work. A few years later he published a second trip to Moscovia, Persia and the East Indies.
This first voyage contains a frontispiece engraved by Mulder after Du Val, a portrait engraved by Valck after Kneller, an allegorical fine arts plate, a folding map and 219 figures engraved on copper, out of or in the text, with plates with one or more subjects. In all, the work contains 31 figures in the text, 51 plates out of text, 26 double pages and 19 folding plates with bird's-eye views of Aleppo, Alexandria, Bethlehem, Constantinople, Jerusalem, Palmyra, Rhodes, Smyrna, Tyre....
Nice copy despite the slightly rubbed binding, from pale stains to a few leaves, 3 tears and 2 leaves repaired.
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