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Gamba, Jacques François, Chevalier.
VOYAGE DANS LA RUSSIE MÉRIDIONALE. PARIS: TROUVÉ, 1826. 
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LOT SOLD. 6,000 GBP
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200
Gamba, Jacques François, Chevalier.
VOYAGE DANS LA RUSSIE MÉRIDIONALE. PARIS: TROUVÉ, 1826. 
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Gamba, Jacques François, Chevalier.
VOYAGE DANS LA RUSSIE MÉRIDIONALE. PARIS: TROUVÉ, 1826. 

3 volumes, two volumes of text 8vo (250 x 125mm.), one of plates, folio (300 x 263mm.), four folding maps in the text volumes of which the first is hand-coloured in outline, the atlas with 60 plates including 34 hand-coloured lithographs, mainly costumes, and 17 lithographed plates of views, large folding plate with view of Tiflis, calf-backed marbled boards, spine tooled in blind and gilt, lettered in gilt on dark brown morocco labels, edges marbled, some spotting, slight damp-staining to plate volume, heads of spines of text volumes beginning to fray


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Provenance

armorial bookplate on pastedown with motto "faire et taire"

Literature

Atabey 475; Colas 1172; Brunet II, 1473

Catalogue Note

first edition. Jacques François Gamba (1763-1833) was encouraged by Richelieu to open up the trans-Caucasian transit road and thereby improve trade with between France and the East. Between 1820 and 1824 Gamba travelled through the Caucasus, staying in Odessa, Novocherkask, Mozdok and Tiflis, the capital of Georgia. He was consul at Tiflis in 1823 and later awarded the Legion of Honour. Gamba's work demonstrates canny personal observation and thorough knowledge of relevant sources in his analysis of the region and its historical import as part of the Silk Road.

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