Beauvau | Relation journaliere du voyage du Levant, 1615
GREECE AND THE LEVANT, A PRIVATE LIBRARY, LOTS 157-213
BEAUVAU, HENRI DE
Relation journaliere du voyage du Levant. Nancy: Jacob Garnich, 1615
4to (224 x 172mm.), engraved title, 49 engraved illustrations of maps, plans, views and buildings, seventeenth-century calf, spine gilt, somewhat soiled, second leaf restored at edge affecting one letter, binding very slightly worn
RARE FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF THIS WORK of which only three copies are recorded at auction.
Beauvau, a diplomat and general, began his journey in November 1604 in the service of De Salignac, French ambassador to the Porte. The work covers Italy, Istria, Dalmatia, Albania, Greece, the Morea, Caramania, Cyprus, Syria, Palestine and Egypt, including views or plans of Venice, Constantinople, Jerusalem, Cairo and Alexandria. The maps, in the manner of Bertelli and Camocio, include Corfu, Cyprus, Malta, Crete and the Aegean islands.
Blackmer 106; Cobham-Jeffery p.3; Ioannou, Cyprus and the Levant, I p. 33; Tobler p.90; cf. Atabey 84 & 85
A. Pascalis, bookplate
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