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BARCELONA, Catalonia)
A Geographical and Historical Account of the Principality of Catalonia, and Earldom of Barcelona. Containing the Description of that Country and City, and of All Other Places of Note, and its Principal Rivers, the Succession of its Princes, and All Notable Revolutions from the First Ages, to This Present Time
J. Nutt, London, 1705. 4to. Engraved folding map (12-1/4 x 15 inches). 63, [1] pp. Contemporary half parchment and boards, spine titled in ink; light wear and soiling to covers, small piece from upper corner of G3-4 torn away, not affecting text The Macclesfield copy in contemporary boards of the first edition of this uncommon survey of Catalan history. The map, "An exact plan of Barcelona with its fortifications surveyed by the French" with inset maps of Spain and Catalonia, is by John Harris. Includes descriptions of Barcelona and other cities and towns of Catalonia, followed by a history of Catalonia that concludes with the French capture of Barcelona during the Nine Years' War. PROVENANCE: Earls of Macclesfield (North Library book-plate and small blind stamp to map and first three leaves)REFERENCE: ESTC T114628 (8 copies); Palau y Dulcet 101464 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Bull's Head Rare Books [Lebanon, NJ, U.S.A.]
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