1780 1st ed Complete La Harpe Voyages 82 Engravings Illustrated ASIA 21v SET

Jean-François de La Harpe

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An incredible, complete 21-volume set of La Harpe’s voyages!

Jean-François de La Harpe (1739 – 1803) was a French playwright, writer and literary critic.

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1780 1st ed Complete La Harpe Voyages 82 Engravings Illustrated ASIA 21v SET

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An incredible, complete 21-volume set of La Harpe’s voyages!

Jean-François de La Harpe (1739 – 1803) was a French playwright, writer and literary critic.

We find other examples of this same complete set for sale elsewhere for over $14,600!

Main author: Jean-François de La Harpe

Other names: Bernard Direxit (illust.); abbe Prevost; Victor Delpueche de Comeiras

Title: Abrégé de l’Histoire générale des voyages : contenant ce qu’il y a de plus remarquable, de plus utile & de mieux avéré dans les pays où les voyageurs ont pénétre : les mœurs des habitans, les religion, les usages, arts & sciences, commerce, manufactures : enrichie de cartes géographiques & de figures.

Published: A Paris : Hôtel de Thou …, 1780.

Language: French

Notes & contents:

  • 1st edition
  • Complete 21 volume set
  • Illustrated with all 82 full-page engravings
    • (see below for complete description of each tome)
  • Leather binding with tome number on each spine

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Publisher: A Paris : Hôtel de Thou …, 1780.

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List of illustrated contents from each volume

Tome I

–               Baptism of the King of Congo

–               Audience of Samorin

–               King of Kochi on his elephant

–               Boats on the Malabar Coast – India

–               Siege of Diu (battle scene)

–               Circumcision of the King of Bantam

–               Feast of the Governor of Mocka

–               Burial caves of Guanches (Canary Islands)

Tome 2

–               Negros of Kachao and Bissao (Guinea-Bissau)

–               Negros playing the balafon (xylophone-like instrument)

–               Circumcisions of Negros

–               Fish of Sierra-Leon

Tome 3

–               Negros of Kachao and Bissao (Guinea-Bissau)

–               Negros playing the balafon (xylophone-like instrument)

–               Circumcisions of Negros

–               Fish of Sierra-Leon

Tome 4

–               Chingulais burning the dead

–               Executions: trample by elephant; hanging

–               Radga Singa, King of Candy – in the island of Ceylon

–               Various species of Monkeys on the island of Ceylon

–               King d’Achem

–               Men and Women of the island of Java

–               Ambon Island weapons of war

Tome 5

–               Princess du Nabab, Mother of Arcot

–               Different kinds of fakirs

–               Shah Jahan – Mughal Emperor of India

–               Princess Jahanara Begum Sahib, daughter of Shah Jahan

–               Court of Great Mogul (foldout)

–               Roshanara Begum – Princess of the Mughal Empire, second daughter of Shah Jahan

Tome 6

–               Grand royalty of Tonkin

–               Mandarin and Siamese woman and child

Tome 7

–               Clothing of Chinese Emperors

–               Chinese women

–               Chinese actors

–               Chinese funeral procession (foldout)

–               Chinese feasts of the dead in a garden

–               Mandarin military and civilian men : Tartary and Chinese

Tome 8

–               Chinese monks and priests

–               Oriental archers from Tartary

–               Women from Northern Tartary

–               Tartary men on horseback (cattle)

–               Dalai Lama and the King of Tangut (Tibet)

–               Dalai Lama consults the fate of a child

–               Uzbekistani & Turkish people

Tome 9

–               Decorative clothing of Siberian women

–               Other clothes of Siberian women

Tome 10

–               Indians offering gifts to Christopher Columbus (folding)

–               Marina, and other women, greet Cortez (folding)

Tome 11

–               Amusements/Dancing of the Emperor after his dinner (folding)

–               Huitzilopochtli : Principle idol of Mexico (Aztec)

–               Cemetery of Sacrifices (folding)

Tome 12

–               Men and Woman of South America : Lima woman; Man from Spain visiting Peru

–               Various people from South America : Quito etc..

–               Incan wedding ceremony (folding)

Tome 13

–               Native man and woman from Guiana – Akoquoa, Palikour

Tome 14

–               Floridian homes

–               Eskimos from the North-West near Hudson Bay : Eskimo canoe

Tome 15

–               Caribbean man and woman

Tome 16

Tome 17

–               Clothing of women from Kamchatka (2 plates)

–               Kamchatkan home during the winter

–               Drying and preparing fish in Kamchatka

Tome 18

–               Greenlandic clothing

Tome 19

–               Meeting of Commodore Byron with the Patagonians (folding)

–               View of natives and their huts  (folding)

–               Captain Wallis meeting Queen Oberea on Tahiti (folding)

–               View of several boats near the island of Tahiti (folding)

Tome 20

–               Head Warrior from New Zealand

–               Pirogue of War; New Zealand battle boat (folding)

–               Indoor dance of the Island of Ulietea (folding)

–               Landing of Middleburgh on the Island of Amis/Tonga (folding)

Tome 21

–               Man from Easter Island

–               Chief from St. Christine Island

–               Naval fleet from Tahiti (folding)

–               The Landing at Erramanga one of the New Hebrides (folding)

–               Indigenous musical examples (p.404ff)

Category

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

Jean-François de La Harpe

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Good

Collation

Complete