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Viage Ã¡ Constantinopola, en el aÃ±o de 1784 - MORENO, JosÃ©] - 1790. 
Madrid Imprenta Real 1790 - 4to., engraved title vignette, double-page engraved map and 24 plates after Aguadro and J. Velasquez, engraved head-and tail-pieces, title lightly soiled, plates rather browned but a crisp copy, contemporary sprinkled calf, rubbed and a little scuffed, spine repaired at head and foot, new red morocco label, a very good copy. Moreno was the Secretary of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes in Madrid. This work describes the voyage of the Spanish naval mission to Constantinople in 1784. Moreno's account is compiled from a manuscript prepared by Don Gabriel Aristizabal (1743-1805), commander of the mission. The narrative is presented in the form of a report to Charles IV of Spain. The illustrations show plans of fortresses and views along the Dardenelles and the Bosphorus. The artist Antonio Lopez Aguado (1764-1831) later became a neoclassical architect and designed many buildings in Madrid. The second appendix contains an account of a voyage to Cyprus. Atabey 835; Blackmer 1182; KoÃ§ I, 160; Weber II, 603.
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