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Texier, Charles
DESCRIPTION DE L'ASIE MINEURE. PARIS: FIRMIN DIDOT FRERES, 1849
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,750 GBP
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Texier, Charles
DESCRIPTION DE L'ASIE MINEURE. PARIS: FIRMIN DIDOT FRERES, 1849
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,750 GBP
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Texier, Charles
DESCRIPTION DE L'ASIE MINEURE. PARIS: FIRMIN DIDOT FRERES, 1849
FIRST EDITION, volume 3 (only of 3), folio (523 x 354mm.), half-title, list of plates, 103 engraved or lithographed plates and maps (2 double-page), near contemporary brown morocco, elaborately decorated in star patterns, minor spotting, slightly rubbed
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Literature

Atabey 1211; Blackmer 1645

Catalogue Note

“Probably the greatest work of exploration made by a single traveller” (Blackmer). A trained archaeologist, Texier made three journeys to the Levant between 1834 and 1836 on the orders of the French Department of Public Education. His work is a detailed summation of all the information he collected relevant to ancient art, architecture and town planning.

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