DESCRIPTION DE L AFRIQUE, Contenant Les Noms, a Situation et les Confins de toutes ses Perties, leurs Rivieres, leurs Ville et leurs Habitation, leaurs Plantes et leurs Animaux, les Moeurs, les Coutumes, la Langue, les Richesses, la Religion et le Gouvernement de ses Peuples, Avec Des Cartess des Etats, des Provinces et des Villes et des Figures en taille - Douce, qui Representent les Habits et les Principales Ceremonies de Habitans, les Plantes et les Animaux

Dapper Olfert

Published by Amsterdam Traduite du Flamand 1686, 1686
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First edition of the French printing. With a great profusion of superb engravings including the very large folding map at the beginning of the book and the other fine copper plates as called for including 14 double page maps, 28 double page plates, 55 text views plus the very elaborately engraved pictorial frontispiece. Folio, bound in full contemporary calf, armorial crest in gilt on both covers which are bordered with double gilt fillet lines, the spine with raised bands gilt ruled, gilt emblematic centre tools, morocco lettering label gilt. iv, 534, (22) pp. A pleasing and unrestored copy, bright and clean and very well preserved copy internally, a touch of foxing occasionally, the original binding with some edge-wear and rubbing, spine rubbed from use, hinges cracking but with the cords strong and tight. Collated complete. RARE AND IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION OF THIS MONUMENTAL WORK. Dapper s most sought after series of travel which covers the entire continent: the Islamic North (from Morocco to Egypt), Abyssinia, Central and Southern Africa, and Madagascar, Malta, the Canaries and other islands of the African coast. The work contains "a [great] number of fine maps and engravings showing the flora and fauna, views of various towns and antiquities, costumes and local scenes" (-Hamilton) The fine double-page plates include views of Cairo, an illustration of a caravan marching out of Cairo to Mecca, the Pyramids of Egypt, a view of the Royal Palace of Morocco, a plan of Tangier, a plan of Capt. Kempthorn's engagement in the Mary-Rose with several men-of-war, views of Tunis and Tripoli, views of the castles of Mina and Cormantine, views of Lovango and Luanda and the Cape of Good Hope, views of Forts Nassau and Orange, a view of Pike Mountain on Teneriffe, a plan of Malta, and others. Bookseller Inventory # 21996

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Title: DESCRIPTION DE L’AFRIQUE, Contenant Les Noms...

Publisher: Amsterdam Traduite du Flamand 1686

Publication Date: 1686

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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