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  1. A Voyage into the Levant:

    A Voyage into the Levant:

    Perform'd by Command of the Late French King. Containing The Antient and Modern State of the Islands of the Archipelago; as also of Constantinople, the Coasts of the Black Sea, Armenia, Georgia, the Frontiers of Persia, and Asia Minor. With Plans of the principal Towns and Places of Note; an Account of the Genius, Manners, Trade, and Religion of the respective People inhabiting those Parts: And an Explanation of Variety of Medals and Antique Monuments. Illustrated with Full Descriptions and Curious Copper-Plates of great Numbers of Uncommon Plants, Animals, &c. And several Observations in Natural History ... To which is Prefix'd, The Author's Life, in a Letter to M. Begon: As also his Elogium, pronounc'd by M. Fontenelle, before a publick Assembly of the Academy of Sciences. Adorn'd with an Accurate Map of the Author's Travels, not in the French Edition: Done by Mr. Senex.
    First edition in English, translated by John Ozell, a year after the original text in French was published at Paris. Tournefort (1656-1708) was royal botanist to Louis XIV. The book arose from the suggestion made in 1699 to Louis XIV by the Count de Pontchartrain, Secretary of State and in charge of the French Academy, that he send suitable persons abroad to observe not only natural history, but also geography, commerce, religion and manners of other peoples. Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: 1718

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 109026

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