Lot 112 of 222:
The standard 17th century history of Greece  

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Estimate:
$1,200 - $1,800

Title:
WITHDRAWN - A Journey Into Greece, By George Wheler Esq.; In Company of Dr. Spon of Lyons.
Author:
Wheler, George
Place:
London
Publisher:
William Cademan, Robert Kettlewell, and Awnsham Churchill
Date:
1682
Description:

[xiv], 80, 177-483 pp. Engraved folding map of Achaia; four full page plates, three smaller inserted plates, other illustrations in text. (Small folio) 29x18 cm (11¼x7") period full calf, modern spine label lettered in gilt. First Edition in English.

"Wheler was especially interested in botany and topography ... Wheeler's work remained the standard English book on Greece for many years, though curiously enough it has never been reprinted. It represents, together with Spon's book in French, the first attempt at a systematic topographical description based upon explorations" (Blackmer). Atabey 1328; Blackmer 1786.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Leather a bit worn, joints splitting, hinges repaired; very good.
 
Item number:
289710
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