1790 1ed AFRICA Voyages of James Bruce Ethiopia Egypt Illustrated MAPS ATLAS 6v

BRUCE, James

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First French edition of James Bruce’s expedition in Ethiopia!

 

James Bruce was an 18th-century Scottish voyager known primarily for his scientific discoveries in Ethiopia and Egypt. In 1768, Bruce set off from Alexandria into Ethiopia where he claimed to be the first European to find the source of the Nile River, unknowing that it had previously been found by Portuguese Jesuits. 

 

This work includes descriptions of Ethiopian military and weapons, Abyssinian language and alphabet, Ancient Egyptian antiquities, frescoes, obelisks, and hieroglyphs, costumes and clothing, geography and topography of North Africa, and botanical findings.

 

This extremely rare six-volume set feature the French translation of Jean-Henri Castera. While the contents are highly desirable and scientific in nature, the atlas tome features 88 impressive illustrations including folding maps, full-page, and double-paged engravings. These illustrations depict flora and fauna specimens discovered by Bruce, sketches of buildings and architecture, and detailed maps.

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1790 1ed AFRICA Voyages of James Bruce Ethiopia Egypt Illustrated MAPS ATLAS 6v

 

First French edition of James Bruce’s expedition in Ethiopia!

 

James Bruce was an 18th-century Scottish voyager known primarily for his scientific discoveries in Ethiopia and Egypt. In 1768, Bruce set off from Alexandria into Ethiopia where he claimed to be the first European to find the source of the Nile River, unknowing that it had previously been found by Portuguese Jesuits. 

 

This work includes descriptions of Ethiopian military and weapons, Abyssinian language and alphabet, Ancient Egyptian antiquities, frescoes, obelisks, and hieroglyphs, costumes and clothing, geography and topography of North Africa, and botanical findings.

 

This extremely rare six-volume set feature the French translation of Jean-Henri Castera. While the contents are highly desirable and scientific in nature, the atlas tome features 88 impressive illustrations including folding maps, full-page, and double-paged engravings. These illustrations depict flora and fauna specimens discovered by Bruce, sketches of buildings and architecture, and detailed maps.

 

Item number: #5008

Price: $2950

 

BRUCE, James

 

Voyage en Nubie et en Abyssinie, entrepris pour découvrir les sources du Nil, pendant les années 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771 & 1772

 

Paris : Hotel de Thou, 1790-92.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages: 6 volumes
    • 1 – [4], viii, lxxxiii, [1], 620
    • 2 – [4], 784
    • 3 – 784, [2 blanks]
    • 4 – [4], 752, [2]
    • 5 – [4], 328, clxiii, [1]
    • Atlas – 88 engraved plates
      • 65 full-page
      • 4 folding maps
      • 19 double-page
    • Language: French
    • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
    • Size: ~11in X 8.5in (28cm x 22cm)
    • Auction and price comparisons as high as over $8,000

 

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5008

Categories

Natural History

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

BRUCE, James

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete