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Spon, Jacob
MISCELLANEA ERUDITAE ANTIQUITATIS: in quibus marmora, statuae, musiva, toreumata, gemmae, numismata, Grutero, Ursino, Boissardo, Reinesio, aliisque antiquorum Monumentorum Collectoribus ignota, & hucusque inedita referuntur ac illustrantur
Lyon: Sumptibus Fratrum Huguetan & Soc., 1685. Sumptibus Fratrum Huguetan & Soc. Lugduni. [Lyon]. 1685. Folio. Title page printed in red and black, with title vignette engraved by Mathieu Ôgier. (6), 376, (4)pp. Illustrated with copperplate engravings by Mathieu Ôgier and M. Demasso. Text in Latin and Greek. Recent antiqued half calf, marbled boards. Spine in seven compartments with raised bands and leather label. Renewed endpapers. All edges sprinkled red. Title page lightly toned, with a short closed tear to mid margin. Short closed tear to margin of 5/6. Historic staining to lower corner margin with some fragmenting to the edge of a few pages. Light shelfwear to marbled boards. Bookplate to fep.Provenance: Alan Morris of Kenchester, Herefordshire. Chemist, Archaeologist and Numismatist. Engraved Bookplate: Headpiece of an open book, with headings from the Antonine Itinerary showing Bravonio [Leintwardine] A. Magnis [Kenchester], Gobannio [Abergavenny]; Roman Gateway; Picatrix Avg, Fides Militum.Jacob Spon(1647-1685) was a physician with a keen interest in archaeology. A pioneer in the exploration of the monuments of Ancient Greece, in Rome he met British botanist George Wheler. They travelled to Florence, Bologna and Ferrara; in June of 1675 they sailed from Venice to Istanbul. Sailing along the Dalmatian coast and the Ionian Islands, they explored Zakynthos and later Cythera, visited Delos and eventually reached Istanbul. They also visited Bursa and Thyateira in Asia Minor, and stayed in Izmir. In their second journey, they crossed over to Patras from Zakynthos, vis … [Click Below for Full Description]
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