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James BRUCE Voyage aux sources du Nil

James BRUCE

Voyage aux sources du Nil

Chez Lepetit, A Paris An VII, in-18 (8,5x13,5cm), 237pp. et 225pp. et 244pp. et 255pp. et 255pp. et 223pp. et 213pp. et 258pp. et 108pp. (2), 9 volumes reliés.


New illustrated edition, after the original was published in 1790. Our edition presents good volume atlas consists of a map and twenty-two engraved plates by Tardieu the Elder. The first board was connected frontispiece of the first volume of text. Cardboard brown time marbled paper. Parts of title and volume number (inset) of green and purple leather. Some corners bumped. Lovely copy costs.
The expedition of James Bruce, Scottish, had a stated purpose, discover the sources of the Nile; After disembarking in Alexandria He traveled throughout Ethiopia, and in the deserts of Egypt. It is near Khartoum he located the source of the Blue Nile. James Bruce can be considered one of the earliest scientific explorers on earth, it is indeed with great rigor that amassed specific knowledge of geography, flora and fauna, meteorology ... Also Journey to the sources of the Nile is certainly one of the best travel narratives on Africa. The first three volumes cover the customs, trade, institutions; the fifth and final volume deals of Natural History.

800 €

Réf : 57631

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