Voyage du Jeune Anacharsiswith large folding map by Barbie de Bocage appearing for the First time.
Barthelemy, J.J, (Abbe) Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece.Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis en Grèce, vers le mileu du Quatrième Siècle avant l'Ère Vulgaire.. Paris chez Desray, Libraire, rue haute-Feuille, No4 de l'Imprimerie de Didot le Jeune. 1817
7 Volumes Octavo; [clii] 367; Half title, volume title [ii] 517 (518); [vi. including titles],496; [vi. including titles] 507 (508); [vi. including titles] 495 (496); half title, volume title, table of contents,454; [vi. including titles]496. & Atlas in Folio pp 60+1. with 41 copper engraved plates. 5th edition Text uncut. Blue boards with gilt to spines. A matching set of the 1817, 5th edition of Barthelemy's famous Voyage du jeune Anarcharsis en Grèce, first published in 1787. The atlas volume in large folio includes the large folding map Carte Générale de la Grèceet d'une grande partie de ses colonies..by Barbie de Bocage, for the first time. Originally intended to appear in the edition of An VII[1798-9] as the text of the edition mentions however there were "difficulties du libraire" as Bocage mentions in his Addition critique des cartes de l'Ancienne Grèce  As can be seen from the dates on the cartouche the map was finally finished in 1811 it was only when Didot Jeune again published the atlas in large folio for the 5th edition in 1817 that this decorative map engraved by PAF Tardieu could finally be published. Also includes the double page map of the same title that was included in previous editions. Portrait of the JJ.Barthelemy in Vol 1 of text Atlas: Large portrait by F.P. Gounod. Carte Générale de la Grèceet d'une grande partie de ses colonies..by Barbie de Bocage, and 12 maps of parts of Greece with outline colour; 15 maps and plans of ancient Greek sites and battles in black and white, including Marathon, Thermopylea and Salamis, also the Bosphorus, Hellespont and Black Sea.. Architectural restorations of ancient temples, floor plans of buildings and copper engraved views of the Parthenon, Thesion, Sunium and Delphi. A plate of coins with page of explanation. All but the large map and plate 2bis [ the general map of Greece that had appeared in previous editions] unfolded single page plates, with good margins Text: Spine of Vol 5 & boards of most volumes rubbed. Corners and head and tails of spines bumped; Vol. 2-7 pages uncut, heavy spotting throughout. Atlas: spine and boards rubbed; damp stain to front board; lower corners heavily bumped; chip to edge of rear board. Plates: Large folding map of Greece by Barbie de Bocage with light spotting mainly to margins; some spotting throughout. mainly away from images.
Brunet:1,674-675; not in Zacharakis, but see note under Barbie de Bocage. 220 by 135mm (8¾ by 5¼ inches)Text volumes; Atlas:480 by 310mm (19 by 12¼inches). Map: 535 by767mm ( €2000
Barthelemy, J.J, (Abbe) Atlas to the "Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece."Recuil de Cartes géographiques, plans vues et medailles de L'Ancienne Grèce, relatifs au Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis en Grèce, précédé d'une analyse critiques des cartes. Paris de l'Imprimerie de Didot le Jeune L'An Septième [1798-9]
Folio; 56+1 and 39 copper engraved plates. Half calf over marbled boards; 4 raised bands;labels in black and gilt.; Marbled end papers. Atlas to accompany Barthelemy's famous Voyage du jeune Anarcharsis en Grèce, first published in 1787. Nouvelle Edition. The atlas volume in large folio does NOT includes the large folding map Carte Générale de la Grèceet d'une grande partie de ses colonies..by Barbie de Bocage, called for in the list of contents. The new map was originally intended to appear in this edition of An VII [1798-9] but as Bocage mentions in his Addition critique des cartes de l'Ancienne Grèce  there were "difficulties du libraire"; the map was finally ready in 1811 and did not appear till the 5th edition of 1817. Starts with plate 2 the double page map of the same title. Double page map of Greece and 11 maps of parts of Greece with outline colour; 15 maps and plans of ancient Greek sites and battles in black and white, including Marathon,Thermopylea and Salamis, also the Bosphorus, Hellespont and Black Sea.. Architectural restorations of ancient temples, floor plans of buildings and copper engraved views of the Parthenon, Thesion, Sunium and Delphi. A plate of coins with page of explanation. Unfolded single page plates, with good margins Joints rubbed.; corners bumped. Front free endpapers with some spotting but plates generally very clean and bright throughout, though there is a damp stain to lower gutter, it is mainly far from image.
Brunet:1,674-675; not in Zacharakis, but see note under Barbie de Bocage. 480 by 310mm (19 by 12¼ inches). €1000
Choisuel-Gouffier's Magnificent 18th century Travel to Greece and the Coasts of Asia Minor.
CHOISEUL-GOUFFIER, Marie-Gabriel-Florent-Auguste, comte deVoyage pittoresque de la Grèce.Voyage pittoresque de la Grèce. Tome premier. Paris J. J. Blaise 1782
Folio; Engraved allegorical title,  xvi (letterpress title) pp 204 . Directions to binder on rear paste down. Full calf; spine gilt; 6 raised bands; labels. With copper engraved vignette title, 13 maps, 2 of them folding, 32 full-page views, 27 sheets of half-page plates, maps and plans, 29 full-page plates (largely of architectural details), 4 costume illustrations on 1 sheet and 14 illustrative head- and tail-pieces. Tissue guards to plates. First edition, first issue, (the Discours Préliminaireconcluding on the fourth line of page xvi.) of Choiseul-Gouffier's magnificent Voyage pittoresque de la Grèce . Based on Choiseul Gouffier´s own account of his travel in 1776 as member of Marquis de Chabert´s expedition for mapping the Eastern Mediterranean. First Volume only, complete in itself, it would later be reissued with a second volume in two parts published in 1809 and 1822. From Toulon, the French frigate Atalante sailed to Sardinia, Malta and Sicily, and put in at the port of Coroni. Then followed the islands of Cimolos, Melos, Siphnos, Sicinos, Ios, Santorini, Naxos, Tenos, Syros, Delos, Paros, Antiparos, Scyros, Lemnos, Lesbos, Chios, Samos, Patmos, Cos, Rhodes and Symi. The party then crossed over to Çesme opposite Chios, and Macre (pres. Fethiye), continuing their tour in western Asia Minor, visiting Telmessos, Mylassa, Stratonike, Bodrum-Halicarnassus, Iassos, Heraclea by Latmus, Didyma, Priene, Miletus, Ephesus, Teos and Smyrna.
The work was a considerable success and led to Choiseul- Gouffier's rise in cultural and political France culminating in 1784, when Choiseul-Gouffier was elected a member of the Académie Française and was appointed Ambassador of France to the Sublime Porte by Louis XVI, where he would remain until removed by the French revolutionary government in 1792 and went into exile in Russia where he would become director of the Academy of Arts and Imperial Library for Catherine the Great Whilst ambassador to the Sublime Porte he used the opportunity to further his archeological and other researches with the aid of amongst others Louis François Cassas, J B Le Chevalier and Anse de Villoison. Eventually returning to France from exile in 1802 he began work on the second, supplementary, volume which was published in two parts, the first in 1809, and the "final biographical livraison was published posthumously" in 1822. [Blackmer/ Navari] Some chipping of head cap and tail of spine; joints starting; corners bumped. Tear to front free endpaper; candle wax to lower edge of allegorical title; light damp stain to lower gutter of chapter 6, pages 97-112. Very occasional minor spotting; page with plates 95 & 6 toned; small hole to margin of half plate 97, due to candle wax.
Blackmer/ Navari: 342; Atabey 241; 505 by 350mm (20 by 13¾ inches). €8000
Dapper, Olfert. Description of the Islands of the Archipelago. " Naukeurige Beschryving der Eilandedn in de Archipel der Middelantsche Zee, en ontrient dezelve, gelegen: Waer onder de voornaemse Cyprus, Rhodus, Kandien, Samos,Scio, Negreponte. Lemnos, Paros, delos, Patmos en andere, in groten getale..." Amsterdam Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, Boom. Someren en Goethals 1688
Folio, pp  24 + (17-92) + 84 + (33-200) + 152 + (145-150) + (143-200) + (153-320) + 40 + [as published]. Despite the extremely erratic pagination and signatures, all catchwords follow and the text is complete with all the illustrations present. as published.
Engraved allegorical title; title in red and black. Dedication to Nikolas Witsen. Large folded map of the Archipelago Zee karte van de Archipel en Arciipelsche Eylanden and 17 douple page maps and views including maps of Arcihpelago Meridionalis seu Cycladum;Insularum Archipelagi Septrionalis seu Maris Ægæ after Jacob Meurs; map of Cyprus Insula; view of Salinas/ Larnica; map of Crete; town plan of Candia/ iraklion; map of Euboea after Boschini; birdseye view of Rethymnon and a view of Chios town. 14 single page plates with views, maps and coins of the islands. 47 vignette illustrations in text [a few back to back] showing maps, views, costumes, flora, fauna and coins including views of Farmagusta and Thessalonika.
In the preface of the Description of the islands of the ArchipelagoDapper acknowledges the work of Buondelmonti, Bordone, Porcacchi, Boschini and Coronelli), contemporary travel accounts of Belon, G. Sandys, Sieur Du Loir, Spon, & Wheler and the testimonies by Dutch merchants as his sources, whilst also referring to the ancient Greek and Latin sources: Herodotus, Pausanias, Plutarch, Ptolemaeus, Strabo, Pliny the Elder, Apollonius, Hesychius, Pomponius Mela, Solinus, Stephanus Byzantius, John Chrysostom. He states that he has examined all these works to create the definitive description of the Islands and their important place in Europe, "that directs its gaze most closely towards the Orient" He praises the rich history under the Greeks Romans, Bizants and Venetiens , but laments the present desolate and deserted state of under the "heavy yoke of the Empire of the Turks" , a condition he believes and hopes will be ameliorated by the return of Christian rule. ("Mapping the Ottomans: Sovereignty, Territory, and Identity in the Early Modern Mediterranean".Palmira Brummett.Cambridge University Press) "Dapper's work is as much a lament for the present state of Greece's past glories as it is an architectural and archaeological guide.The plate of Delos on display, with its pathetic heaps of fallen masonry, overgrown with weeds and now the home of snakes and lizards, perfectly complements the tone of the text."(Kings College London- Katie Sambrook). Contemporary blind stamped vellum over boards; red morocco label; joints cracking, starting to split at top. Bookplate removed from front end paper. Lacks last free end paper. Internally lightly ned with some occasional spotting throughout; Ff and Ff2 with rust spot /hole just touching a letter of text: I & I2 and z3 with lower corner torn, far from text. Plates generally clean; good,dark impressions. Some of the larger double page plates with narrow margins; map of Cyprus with extra fold at margins to fit binding; view of Chios printed slightly crooked therefore lower margin trimmed, Delos, lower margin trimmed; Sestos and columns of Pompey trimmed to plate mark at bottom. all plates of coins trimmed to lower margin but complete.
Atabey 323. Blackmer 453. Cobham-Jeffery 14. Contominas 190. Weber II 745. 315 by 214mm (12½ by 8½ inches). €7500
Description of the Peloponnesus and the Islands of the Adriatic.
Dapper, Olfert. Description of the Morea formerly the Peloponnesus and the countries and islands of the coast of the Morea and within the gulf of Venice; Corfu, Kefalonia, Levkada and Zante... " Naukeurige Beschryving van Morea, Eertijts Pelopnnesus; en de Eilanden, Gelegen onder de kusten van Morea, en binnen en buiten de Golf de Venetien: Waer onder de voornaemmste Korfu, Cefalonia, Sant Maura, Zanten, en andere in grooten getale. Behelzende derzelver Lantschappen, steden, rivieren, poelenbergen, gewassen, dieren &c. met de karten van Morea, Golf van venetien en verschiede eilanden: benessens afbeeldingen van steden en kastelen, als Patrasso, Modon, Koron, Navarino, Napoli di Romania en Malvasia, Korinthen , Mistra &c" Amsterdam Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, Boom. Someren en Goethals 1688
2 parts in 1 volume folio,,40,1-56,24-168[as published]; ,164,p., engraved allegorical frontispiece, title in red & black, 2 [folding] maps, 2 [folding] views, 13 plates [7 double page], 31 illustrations in text. Contemporary calf with gilt spine and morocco label. First and only edition with Dutch text. Dedication to Nicolas Witsen. The first part a description of the Peloponnesus, with double page map by Jac. Mersius and a large folding map by Joanne Blaeu; four double page views of Navarino, Modon, Coron and Nafplion; single page with 2 views of Matapan and plan of Maina, and 22 vignettes within text many after Coronelli of Patras, Korinth, Lepanto, Kalamata (3), Mistras &c
The second part :The Description of the Islands with large folding map of the Gulf of Venice, vignette views of Venice and Lesina; Description of Corfu: double page map of the island and birds-eye plan of the city; large folding view of Corfu town,: vignette view of Kasiope and 2 pages of Ancient coins. [The pagination of this chapter somewhat eccentric p21-120 and then (105)-(116); probably due to the printer having received the text after printing the following chapter?] ; chapter describing Levkada and Kefalonia : 2 single pages with 2 views on each [ plan of Isthmus of Santa Maura & Castle of Santa Maura; map & view of Kefalonia.] Description Of Zante/ Zakinthos with large folding view and vignette map. Contemporary full calf blind tooling to boards; spine gilt ; red label; front joint with old restoration; rear joint cracked. Margins to double page map and views [including foldout views] slightly short at sides; large folding map with short tear to lower left corner with stain from tape repair, tape no longer present. Small hole at centre fold without loss. A good copy.
Blackmer/Navari:452;Tiele, 303; Graesse II, 335. 330 by 205mm (13 by 8 inches). €7500
Le Bruyn, Cornelius. Voyage au Levant. "Voyage Au Levant, C'est. à-dire, Dans les Principaux Endroits de L'Asie Mineur, Dans les Isles de Chio, Rhodes & Chypre &c...." Paris Chez Guilliame Cavalier, Rue St. Jaques àla Fleur de Lys d'Or. 1714
Second French edition. Folio : ( 335x215mm); pp[xii] + 408 +  Engraved allegorical frontispiece by R du Val; title in red & black. Lacking the portrait of the author. Large folding map of "Mare Mediterraneum" and 210 numbered copper engravings plates on 54 single leaves, 26 double-page plates mounted on guards, and 17 large folding multi -page panoramas mounted on guards, 23 engraved vignettes in the text plus 3 engraved insriptions. Views by Cornelis de Bruyn, engraved by H. van Krooneveld, c.1699.
"Starting out from Hague, Flemish traveller and artist Cornelis de Bruyn (1652-1727) journeyed through the East from 1674 to 1693. In his second long journey (which lasted from 1701 till 1708) he travelled to Persia and Moscow and finally reached East India. Hundreds of drawings illustrate De Bruyn's chronicles, which have thus rightly earned the reputation of two of the most beautiful travel accounts of all time. Drawings were made by De Bruyn himself – "that was the chief aim of my travels", he wrote, who also supervised the etching of the various views. His chronicle was first published in Flemish and the first French edition of this marvellous work came out in Delft in 1700. According to De Bruyn's own testimony, in his journey throughout the East he carried with him the chronicles of P. Della Valle, J. Thevenot, Ol. Dapper, J.J. Grelot and T. Smith. The author arrived to Smyrna from Sicily, visited Ephesus and continued on to Magnesia and finally Istanbul. He stayed in this city for a year and a half; in his chronicle he provides a description of the splendid capital and of the coasts of Bosporus as well. On 1st July 1680 he crossed the Dardanelles by boat. He described the Troy region and in February 1681 departed again from Smyrna to Chios, where he stayed for some time. He called this last island "paradise". De Bruyn then travelled in the east Mediterranean, first to Cos and Rodos, of which he gave a description, then to Egypt and from there to the Holy Land and Syria. On his return trip, he visited Cyprus. The rich illustrations of his work made it extremely popular. He is the first traveller to have depicted the interior of the Pyramids in Egypt, Palmyra in Syria and Persepolis in Iran, as well as everyday snapshots of his journey."[ Ioli Vingopoulou (eng.travelogues.gr Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation)] The fine multi-plate, folded panoramas are: Smyrna [ 1000x298mm]; Constantinople [1920x300mm]; 2 of the Bosphorus [each 1000x300mm] ; Chios [1250x304mm]; 2 of Rhodes[640x230mm & 635x228mm]; Tyre [635x250mm]; 2 of Alexandria [650x303mm & 620x235mm]; Rama [630x230mm]; Bethlehem [632x250mm]; Jerusalem [1250x305mm]. Aleppo [1030x300mm]; Palmyra [640x277mm]; Sattalia [626x235mm] and Haselaar[620x303mm] The costume plates mainly concentrate on the ornate headdresses of female Turks and Greeks. Map of the Mediterranean, which is often lacking, folded ; upper margin short[3-4mm]. Blindstamped vellum over boards; front joint cracked; stain to front board; old ink bibliographical note to front free end paper. Crisp; lightly toned; a few spots to plates; folded panoramas with some creasing, and edges slightly chipped. Generally good.
Blackmer/ Navari:225; Blackmer/Sotheby's 47; Lipperheide:546;Contominas 100, Weber, II, 402, Brunet, III, f. 911, Cobham & Jeffery, p. 7, Rohricht 1184, Zacharakis 745 335 by 215mm (13¼ by 8½ inches). €10000
Marchebeus, [Architecte du gouvernment] Voyage De Paris A Constantinople Par Bateau A Vapeur."Voyage De Paris A Constantinople Par Bateau A Vapeur. Nouvel Itinéraire orné d'une carte et cinquante vues et vignettes sur acier, avec tableaux indiquant les lieux desservis par les paquebots a vapeur, sur Le Mediteranée, L'Adriatique et le Danube, les prix des placese t des merchandises, les distances at la valeur des monnaies." Paris Chez Artus Betrand, rue Hautfeuille,23. Amiot, librairie, rue de la Paix,6. L'Auteur, rue de la Chaussée-d'Antin,3. 1839
Lge 8vo.[π8] 1-186 192. Folding engraved map showing course of the voyage, & 24 engraved plates/views after drawings by Marchebeus. Numerous vignette engravings within letterpress. Light dampstain to upper corner throughout; Some light foxing. Contemporary quarter calf by Arnaud; gilt spine; rear upper corner damaged..marbled endpapers.
Blackmer/ Navari:1075; Blackmer Sotherby's:809. 265 by 165mm (10½ by 6½ inches). €1500