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La HARPE, Jean-François

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A rare book La Harpe’s ‘General History of Voyages’! This extensive work was begun by La Harpe, and, after the first 21 volumes, was completed by several other historians. Not only does this work describe the geography of specific voyages, but it covers the sciences, commerce, religion, and customs of people groups from Africa, Asia, Americas, and Pacific Islands.

 

According to Sabin, La Harpe’s ‘Voyages’ is

“a work that has met with greater success than any other of the same kind; the fidelity of the narration, the striking details of adventures, and the lively pictures of manners, etc., it presents, will always give it a peculiar and lasting merit. Contains all the early voyages of America.

 

This lot includes volumes from the supplemental volumes. Notable contents found in these tomes including:

  • James Bruce voyages in Nubia, Abyssinia, Egypt
  • William Paterson voyages in South Africa
    • Hottentots
  • Middle East voyages:
    • Chardin in Constantinople
    • Georgia
    • Armenia
    • Persia
  • Voyages of Tournefort and Pockocke to Constantinople, Armenia, Georgia
  • Voyages of Tocat & d’Angora
  • Ancient and Modern Constantinople – extensive descriptions

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1798 VOYAGES Constantinople Arabia James Bruce Hottentots Africa Pococke MAPS

 

The best book of its kind!

 

A rare book La Harpe’s ‘General History of Voyages’! This extensive work was begun by La Harpe, and, after the first 21 volumes, was completed by several other historians. Not only does this work describe the geography of specific voyages, but it covers the sciences, commerce, religion, and customs of people groups from Africa, Asia, Americas, and Pacific Islands.

 

According to Sabin, La Harpe’s ‘Voyages’ is

“a work that has met with greater success than any other of the same kind; the fidelity of the narration, the striking details of adventures, and the lively pictures of manners, etc., it presents, will always give it a peculiar and lasting merit. Contains all the early voyages of America.

 

This lot includes volumes from the supplemental volumes. Notable contents found in these tomes including:

  • James Bruce voyages in Nubia, Abyssinia, Egypt
  • William Paterson voyages in South Africa
    • Hottentots
  • Middle East voyages:
    • Chardin in Constantinople
    • Georgia
    • Armenia
    • Persia
  • Voyages of Tournefort and Pockocke to Constantinople, Armenia, Georgia
  • Voyages of Tocat & d’Angora
  • Ancient and Modern Constantinople – extensive descriptions

 

Item number: #25589

Price: $599

 

La HARPE, Jean-François

 

Abrégé de l’histoire générale des voyages.

 

A Paris : Hôtel de Thou, 1798-1801.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 4 volumes
    • 25 – [4], 471, [1]
      • 1 folding map
      • 2 engravings
    • 27 – [4], 527, [1]
      • 1 folding map
      • 1 engraving
    • 29 – [2], 583, [1]
      • 1 folding map
      • 1 engraving
    • 32 – vi, 420
  • References: Brunet III, 771; Sabin 38632
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~8in X 5.25in (20cm x 13cm)

 

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25589

Category

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

La HARPE, Jean-François

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete