Lot 43 of 312:
Italian inspiration for Verne's 80 days?  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$360
Estimate:
$600 - $900

Title:
A Voyage Round the World
Author:
Gemelli-Careri, Giovanni Francisco
Place:
[London]
Publisher:
Date:
1732
Description:

[2], 572 pp. With 11 engraved plates, 7 of which are folding and/or double-page (2 of the plates are on both sides of a single sheet); a few engravings in the text. ((folio) 36x22.5 cm (14¼x9"), rebacked with modern calf.

Circumnavigation by the seventeenth-century Italian adventurer and traveler. He was among the first Europeans to tour the world by securing passage on ships involved in the carrying trade; his travels, undertaken for pleasure rather than profit, may have inspired Around the World in Eighty Days. The present English-language edition, with the subtitle "I. Of Turkey -- II. Of Persia -- III. Of India -- IV. Of China -- V. Of the Philippine Islands -- VI. Of New Spain," was published as Vol. IV of the 1732 6-volume edition of Awnsham and John Churchill's "A Collection of Voyages and Travels."

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Covers scuffed and worn, solidly rebacked; very good or better internally, quite clean.
 
Item number:
304202
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