Africa India Age of Exploration 16th century Voyages 1749 leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 18th Century Books, Leather Books, Age of Exploration, Voyages of Exploration, Illustrated Books).
Histoire Generale Des Voyages, ou Nouvelle Collection de Toutes et Les Relations Voyage.
Published 1749, Paris by Didot. Volume 2 (only, of a huge set)
450 pages. Text in French. With 3 large folding engraved maps of Africa and a natural history plate (only, no other plates present).
Attractive mid-18th century antiquarian French full leather binding, raised bands, gilt compartment decorations and title lettering, marbled end papers.
Book is over 270 years old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Volume 2 of a larger monumental work which is very rare complete. This volume stands alone for content and is complete unto itself- includes accounts of mid-16th century voyages of the Portuguese to
Africa, India and the East Indies.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints scuffed and rubbed but still supple, covers strongly attached, spine leather scuffed and chipped slightly at ends, , book is solid, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 6 1/2" H x 4" W.