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1718: Charming engravings of Greece and Turkey

Pitton de Tournefort, Joseph A voyage into the Levant: perform'd by command of the late French King. Containing the ancient and modern state of the islands of the Archipelago; as also of Constantinople, the coasts of the Black Sea, Armenia, Georgia, the frontiers of Persia, and Asia Minor. With plans of the principal towns and places of note; an account of the genius, manners, trade, and religion of the respective people inhabiting those parts: and an explanation of variety of medals and antique monuments. Illustrated with full descriptions and curious copper-plates of great numbers of uncommon plants, animals, &c. And several observations in natural history. To which is prefix'd, the author's Life, in a letter to M. Begon: as also his elogium, pronounc'd by M. Fontenelle, before a publick assembly of the Academy of Sciences. Adorn'd with an accurate map of the author's travels, not in the French Edition: Done by Mr. Senex. London: D. Browne, A. Bell, J. Darby et al. 1718
First edition in English. Two volumes, 4to, pp.xlii (quire a bound out of order), 402; [iv], 398, [xviii]; with 149 plates (of 153), 7 folding. Lacking plates: 117, women of Milo; 328, Pathmos; 328, Pathmos (map); 346, Gallipoli. A handsome copy bound in tan calf, raised bands, spines lettered in gilt; bookplate of Richard Grosvenor of Eaton on front pastedowns. Some spotting and marginal staining throughout, with some plates in second volume quite heavily foxed, two plates torn, not affecting plate surface.
This edition not in Atabey or Blackmer