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Memoire sur la carte de l'ancienne Palestine ou de la Terre Sainte. Paris, Chez l'auteur, 1763. 4to. With woodcut vignette on title-page and a large woodcut headpiece. Modern brown half calf, richly gold-tooled spine.
- Conlon 63:1047; not in Tobler. First edition of a treatise on a map of ancient Palestine or the Holy Land, written by Joseph-Nicolas De l' Isle (1688-1768), astronomer, geographer of the Marine and professor at the "Académie Royale des Sciences". The map itself was originally made by his brother, Guillaume De l'Isle (1675-1726), who was geographer to the king of France, and member of the Académie des sciences. Joseph-Nicolas found the map in his brother's belongings. He considered it of such importance for the understanding of the scriptures, that he decided to publish it.Fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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