Corneille LE BRUYN. A Voyage To The Levant:... - Lot 47 - Baron Ribeyre & Associés

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Corneille LE BRUYN. A Voyage To The Levant:... - Lot 47 - Baron Ribeyre & Associés
Corneille LE BRUYN. A Voyage To The Levant: or, Travels in The Principal Parts of Asia Minor, the Islands of Scio, Rhodes, Cyprus, &c London, Jacob Tonson, Thomas Bennet, 1702. 2 volumes small in-folio (including one volume of plates), contemporary binding in brown basane, spine with 5 ornate nerves. Blackmer, 225 / Chahine, 2705 /// (3f.)-282 (marked 288)-(4f.). Third edition, and first English edition. The original appeared in Delft in Dutch in 1698 and was translated into French in 1700. The total illustration comprises 224 engraved copperplates, including a fine portrait engraved by Valck after Kneller, two frontispieces, one engraved by Mulder after Du Val, a folding map and 216 views of towns, monuments and costumes. 31 of these illustrations are in the text. The remainder, hors-texte, have been placed in a separate volume. They comprise 19 folding plates, 11 double-page plates, 5 full-page plates and 61 multi-subject plates. The work includes a table of plates that does not mention the engravings in the text; moreover, four of them are not numbered. Among them are 6 particularly spectacular large folding plates, which are bird's-eye views of Smyrna (96.5 cm), Constantinople (188 cm), Constantinople (99 cm), Chios (126 cm), Jerusalem (125 cm), Aleppo (102 cm). Dutch painter, writer and traveler Corneille Le Bruyn visited Egypt and Syria, Smyrna and Constantinople. His work includes numerous views of cities in the Ottoman Empire. Ex-libris of Thomas Courtenay Theydon Warner. Binding badly damaged with two boards detached. Small hole on 3 leaves, 2 of which without affecting the text, marginal loss on one leaf without affecting the text due to the initial size of the leaf and repair to two others without affecting the text.
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