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Pierre del CALLEJO Y ANGULO Description de l'isle de Sicile, et de ses cotes maritimes, avec les plans de toutes ses forteresses

Pierre del CALLEJO Y ANGULO

Description de l'isle de Sicile, et de ses cotes maritimes, avec les plans de toutes ses forteresses

Chez J. Wetstein & G. Smith, à Amsterdam 1734, in-8 (12x19,5cm), (4) 86pp. (2), relié.


Third edition, partly original because of increased "political status Memory of Sicily presented to Victor Amadeus" by Agatin Apary, illustrated with 17 maps and plans inset most flyers. The first edition was published in Vienna in 1718 and will be followed by a second printed in one place. Title page in red and black. The book is full of its opinion in the binder boards indicating the position in the volume.

Contemporary binding in full brown calf, back with five richly decorated with boxes and gilded florets nerves, as well as a part of title of Havana morocco, gilt roll on turns and headdresses, all red edges. joints open flat top few centimeters in front and rear. A few tiny tears without lack sidelines of folding maps.

The book begins on a detailed topographical description of Sicily (location, size, divided into three provinces, rivers, mountains, land, mines). The largest cities are reviewed: Palermo (Palermo), Melazzo, Messina, Catania (Catania), Augustus carlentini, Saragosa (Zaragoza Syracuse) and Trapano.

The "Memory of the political state of Sicily" is divided meanwhile into six parts. In the first, Agatin Apary is interested in the Sicilian monarchy and temperament of the Sicilian people. The second chapter discusses the cities of Sicilies and their policies. The third refers to the parliament, laws, finance and officers of the king's finances. Chapter IV is devoted to justice, to the political state and the clergy. Next is a short passage entitled "Natural forces of Sicily" in which the author demonstrates that the insular geography is the very strength of this place. Finally, Sicily is shown as a central trading hub in central Europe and the gateway to Africa, which allows the most prosperous nations to enrich themselves. This part is the opportunity for Apary to review all the Sicilian fleet of the time and show his power and effectiveness.

Ex-dono the time of manuscript on the title page.

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1 500 €

Réf : 55745

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