FORTIS, Alberto. Travels into Dalmatia; containing general observations on the natural history of that country and the neighbouring islands; the natural productions, arts, manners and customs of the inhabitants: in a series of letters .. To which are added observations on the island of Cherso and Osero. Translated from the Italian under the author's inspection. With an appendix, and other considerable additions, never before printed. London, J. Robson, 1778.4to. Contemporary calf, with red morocco title label. With 2 folding engraved maps, 1 engraving in the text and 17 engraved plates (= is 20 mentioned on title). X,584 pp. First English edition. Originally first published in Italian in two volumes Saggio d'osservazioni sopra l'isola di Cherso e Osero in 1771 and Viaggio in Dalmatia in 1774. Fortis was an Italian voyager and naturalist who travelled in Dalmatia, today part of Croatia and Montenegro from 1771 to 1774, and shared his observations on the natural history and culture of those unknown lands in letters to people of varied interests. The fine engravings include costume, natural history specimens, and two maps of what is now the coast of Northern Yugoslavia (Blackmer 618). - A very fine copy with broad margins.Cox I, p.149. [Boeknr.: 24030 ]

€ 1650,00

NEALE, Adam. Travels through some parts of Germany, Poland, Moldavia, and Turkey. London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1818.4to. Contemporary calf, gilt fillets round sides, inner dentelles, skilfully rebacked, spine gilt in compartments, with green morocco title-label. With 15 fine hand-coloured aquatints on 11 leaves after drawings by the author. XIII,295 pp. First edition; with armorial bookplate of Beeston Long, Esq. - In July 1805 Adam Neale (1780-1832) travelled to Turkey to take a position as physician to the British embassy in Constantinople were he arrived in March 1806. This is a description of the overland journey to Jassy in Moldavia, the Danube and then via the Black Sea (several plates depict villages along the Black Sea) to Constantinople. His observations on Turkey include descriptions of the manners and customs of the people, the navy, fishery, and the plague, which broke out regularly in Constantinople.This is one of the most vivid and readable of all accounts of Constantinople. He also discourses on some of the renegades present in Constantinople at the beginning of the 19th century (Koç Collection 208). - A vividly written travel account, embellished with fine coloured plates. - Some light foxing on first leaves otherwise a fine copy.Blackmer Collection 1186; Atabey Collection 859; Abbey, Travel, 19; Tooley, 344; Weber 59. [Boeknr.: 25449 ]

€ 1850,00

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