Lot 393 of 627:
Pacho, 40 plates from Voyage dans la Marmarique 1828  

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Title:
Voyage dans la Marmarique, la Cyrénaïque et les oasis d'Audjelah et de Maradèh
Author:
Pacho, Jean-Raymond
Place:
Paris
Publisher:
Firmin-Didot
Date:
1828
Description:

40 (of 100) plates, one color, loose in original printed wrappers. 53x23 cm (20¾x13")

Text volume not present. 40 plates originally accompanying the first edition of Pacho's pioneering description of the coast of present-day Libya and its inland oases, then little known, for which he won a prize from the French Societe de Geographie. The plates show views and plans of mosques, ancient temples, forts and others buildings, also recording the epigraphic finds associated with Cyrene and other Classical settlements. Scarce.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Fair amount of wear and soiling to wrappers, with tears and chips along edges and spine; plates with edgewear with occasional small chips and closed tears, moderate to heavy foxing to all plates; good.
 
Item number:
281509
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