DESCRIPTION DE L'AFRIQUE, CONTENANT LES NOMS, LA SITUATION & LES CONFINS DE TOUTES SES PARTIES, LEURS RIVIERES, LEURS VILLES & LEURS HABITATIONS, LEURS PLANTES & LEURS ANIMAUX; LES MOEURS, LES COUTUMES, LA LANGUE, LES RICHESSES, LA RELIGION & LE GOUVERNEM

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DESCRIPTION DE L'AFRIQUE, CONTENANT LES NOMS, LA SITUATION & LES CONFINS DE TOUTES SES PARTIES, LEURS RIVIERES, LEURS VILLES & LEURS HABITATIONS, LEURS PLANTES & LEURS ANIMAUX; LES MOEURS, LES COUTUMES, LA LANGUE, LES RICHESSES, LA RELIGION & LE GOUVERNEM
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Amsterdam: Wolfgang, Waesberge, Boom et van Someren, . First Edition Large quarto (9" x 14") bound in 19th century black morocco leather-backed marbled boards with leather corners; frontispiece, (vi) , 534, (22) pages. Originally published in Amsterdam in 1668, this is the First and only French edition of this luxuriously illustrated text with an additional engraved title page, a large folding map of Africa, 55 in-text illustrations, and 42 double-page engravings including 13 maps. Includes narratives and descriptions of English, Dutch, Portuguese, and Spanish explorers. The illustrations portray flora and fauna, costumes, the pyramids, and views of Cairo, Tunis, and other cities, mostly engraved by Reinier Noomsz. Some ink ownership markings on verso of engraved title-page and on title-page, some light intermittent foxing to text, a few plates with very mild chipping or minor damage. Near Fine example of this beautiful book (Item ID: 019045)


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