China Korea Tartary Asia Exploration 1758 Prevost book 38 plates view mapsBrian DiMambro
(Old Books, 18th Century Books, Leather Books, Age of Exploration, Voyages of Exploration, Illustrated Books, China, Qing Empire, Korea, Corea, Tartary, Books with Maps).
Histoire Generale Des Voyages, ou Nouvelle Collection de Toutes et Les Relations Voyage.
Published 1758, Paris by Didot.
607 pages. Text in French. Illustrated throughout w/ 38 engraved plates & maps, some folding. These include several depicting silk manufacturing, ethnic costume & dress, natural history, views, maps, etc. Sold as described, unclear if any plates are missing- we count 38 and we offer it thus.
Attractive mid-18th century antiquarian French full leather binding, raised bands, gilt compartment decorations, gilt title lettering, marbled end papers.
Book is over 250 years old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Volume 6 of a larger monumental work which is very rare complete. This volume stands alone for content and is complete unto itself.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints scuffed and rubbed but still supple, covers strongly attached, 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.
Please review photos for more detailed attempt to present this interesting historical rare book as it survives.
We often over-describe any flaws that many sellers would not even bother to mention since most people would overlook them as minor and unworthy of comment. Many people tell us the books they receive from us are nicer in person than it appears on the screen. We want you to be clear about what you are buying, so we take clear photos and try to describe it clearly.
Book Measures c. 6 1/2" H x 4" W.