West African Exploration 1747 Gambia Prevost rare book w/ 2 large coast mapsBrian 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 1747, Paris by Didot.
478 pages. Text in French. Two large folding maps of the coast of West Africa. Covers the history of exploration in these areas of Africa from c. 1680-1730's.
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 9 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.
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Book Measures c. 6 1/2" H x 4" W.