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1673 1st ed Travels of George Sandys Turkey Constantinople Holy Land Jews MAPS
London : Printed for John Williams Junior . [and Philip Chetwin], 1673. - 1673 1st ed Travels of George Sandys Turkey Constantinople Holy Land Jews MAPS George Sandys was a 16th- and early 17th-century traveler who spent time in Italy, Turkey, and Palestine. “Sandys travelled to the Levant in 1610, spending a year in Turkey, Palestine and Egypt. His observations first appeared in 1615 and his text was soon regarded as a special authority on the Levant. Sandys was also interested in colonial promotion and was one of the undertakers of the third charter of the Virginia company in 1611.” (Blackmer 297) This work also describes the islands of Cyprus, Crete, Malta, Sicily, and the Aeolians; as well as Rome, Naples, Venice, Syracuse, and a good description of Jews in Jerusalem According to the STC, these travels were, “written a pleasant style, and are distinguished by erudition, sagacity and love of truth.” The illustrations in this work are extremely desirable. With ~50 in-text engravings of maps, city and temple plans, famous landmarks, and landscapes. Item number: #1757 Price: $1750 SAYNDYS, George Sandys travels, containing an history of the original and present state of the Turkish Empire . the Mahometan religion . a description of Constantinople . Also, of Greece, with the religion and customs of the Grecians. Of Aegypt . A voyage on the River Nylus: of Armenia, Grand Cairo, Rhodes, the Pyramides, Colossus ; the former flourishing and present state of Alexandria. A description of the Holy-Land . of Jerusalem . Lastly, Italy described, and the islands adjoining ; as Cyprus, Crete, Malta, Sicilia, the Aeolian Islands ; of Rome, Venice, Naples, Syracusa, Mesena, Aetna, Scylla, and Charybdis, and other places of note. Illustrated with fifty graven maps and figures. London : Printed for John Williams Junior . [and Philip Chetwin], 1673. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [iv], 240 • References: STC 21726; Wing S 680; Lowndes 2189 • Language: English • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Size: ~13in X 8in (33cm x 22cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1757 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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