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The standard 17th century history of Greece  

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WITHDRAWN - A Journey Into Greece, By George Wheler Esq.; In Company of Dr. Spon of Lyons.

Wheler, George


William Cademan, Robert Kettlewell, and Awnsham Churchill



[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.

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