Parmentier libraire (imprimerie de Firmin Didot), Paris 1825, 2 volumes in 2 bindings. Octavo (12.5x21cm), 436 pages and 447 pages, green half sheepskin binding, lightly aged.
Illustrated with 3 large fold-out maps (Syria, Turkey, Egypt) and 5 lovely fold-out plates (pyramids, Palmyra, temple of the sun...) (Only two maps and three fold-out plates in the first edition).
Overall a good copy.
Considered the best possible account of Egypt from Ottoman Syria at the end of the 18th century, Volney's journey, which lasted four years of observation, is entirely due to the quality of its author, who was both philosopher and orientalist; the story is different from traditional travel books, the considerations, remarks and political thoughts are dominant, and the political vision is decisive, even when the author describes the customs of the inhabitants, stories and geographical and commercial situation. As a matter of fact, these descriptions served as a basis for Napoleon's expedition to Egypt.
- Número de libros
- Viajes / exploración
- Autor/ Ilustrador
- Título del libro
- Voyage en Egypte et en Syrie Pendant les années 1783, 1784 et 1785
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- Lengua original
- Parmantier, Froment Paris
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