Naukeurige beschryving van gantsch Syrie, en Palestyn of Heilige Lant.
First edition. Dr Olfert Dapper (1636–1688), physician, geographical and historical scholar, was the author of a series of works dealing with Africa, America and Asia; these were all published in handsome folio format and are best known for their fine double-page or folding views and panoramas. The extensive panorama of Jerusalem in the present work had also been used in Dapper’s book on Asia (Amsterdam 1672). There are fine views of Damascus, Tripoli, Aleppo, Jaffa, Rama, the Temple of Solomon, and a birds-eye view of Jerusalem (trimmed at sides).
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Folio, in two parts. Contemporary mottled calf neatly rebacked, two-line gilt border to edges, all edges speckled red. First title page printed in red and black, with engraved allegorical title, 8 maps, 30 plates (mainly double-page) and 34 plates in the text. Text printed in double-columns. A very good copy: clean, sound, with excellent impressions of the plates, and complete with the Directions to the Binder.