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Travels Through Different Cities of Germany, Italy, Greece, and Several Parts of Asia, As Far As the Banks of the Euphrates: In a Series of Letters
W. Strathan; London 1754 - Folio. [4], 311, [1] p., plates : maps ; 38 cm. Engraved frontis. 34 plates. Quarter-bound in black half-calf. Corners bound. 6 raised bands. 7 compartments. Gilt embossed lettering over rich burgundy title plates. Gilt borders dividing compartments. Red and black marbled paper boards. Book has been collated and all pages, inserts and fold-outs are included. Large tri-fold black and white copperplate engraving adjacent to title page depicting Athena astride a cloud over various artists working at their crafts. Extensive fold-out map of the island of Cyprus between pages 190 and 191. Extensive fold-out map of Syria between pages 204 and 205. Various other beautifully detailed illustration plates throughout volume, depicting the locales explored, including the Harbor of Genoa, The Church of St. Mamas at Morfou, and the South East Front of Agios Largos (or St. Hilarion.) This volume documents the extensive travels of Alexander Drummond through various letters and illustrations, being one of the most comprehensive travelogues of its time. The book consists of 13 letters, mostly to his brother, written during the years 1744-1750 while he was traveling, and later when he was resident in Cyprus and Asia Minor engaged in commercial pursuits. Tight binding and solid boards. Minimal shelf wear. Minor bumping to corners. Light scuffing to edge of front board. Clean, Fairly unmarked pages. Slight discoloration to edges and minor water damage. Torn pages have been professionally repaired. Side by side duplicates of pages 293 through 296 towards end of volume. Overall, a beautifully restored volume in excellent condition. Please feel free view our photographs of this fine piece. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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