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Marsigli, Stato militare dell'imperio Ottomano, The Hague, 1732, contemporary calf

Estimate:

1,000

to
- 1,500 GBP

Marsigli, Stato militare dell'imperio Ottomano, The Hague, 1732, contemporary calf

Marsigli, Stato militare dell'imperio Ottomano, The Hague, 1732, contemporary calf

Estimate:

1,000

to
- 1,500 GBP

Lot sold:

1,875

GBP

MARSIGLI, LUIGI FERNANDO

Stato militare dell'imperio Ottomano. The Hague: P. Gosse and J. Neaulme, P. de Hondt, A. Moetjens; Amsterdam: H. Uytwerf, F. Changuion, 1732


FIRST EDITION, 2 parts in one volume, folio (391 x 245mm.), titles in Italian and French, 2 large folding maps (hand-coloured, or hand-coloured in outline), 34 engraved plates (some double-page or folding), 3 folding tables, contemporary mottled calf, spine splitting, head of spine repaired, rubbed


"Marsigli had a long experience with the Ottoman empire beginning with a stay of eleven months at Constantinople c.1679 when he accompanied Ciurani, Venetian representative to the Porte... After the peace of Carlowitz in 1699 the Emperor Leopold appointed him to establish the limits of frontiers between Turkey, Venice and Hungary. His important work on the military system of the Ottoman empire concerns itself with its finances, revenues, commerce etc. Marsigli gives an account of the different military functionaries as well as a description of the different types of artillery, mines, fireworks, etc." (Blackmer).


LITERATURE:

Blackmer 1084; Atabey 776

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.


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