Italy Italia Venice Papal States 1729 Salmon leather book Moll mapsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 18th Century Books, Leather Books, History, Thomas Salmon, Herman Moll, Books with Maps).
Modern History: Or, the Present State of All Nations, Describing their Respective Situations, Persons, Habits, Buildings, Manners, Laws, and Customs, Religion and Policy, Arts and Sciences, Trades, Manufactures and Husbandry, Plants, Animals and Minerals, Present State of Italy, Republic of Venice, Pope's Dominions, Kingdom Naples, islands, Malta, Sardinia, Corsica, Adriatics, Ionian & Tuscan Seas. by Thomas Salmon.
Cuts and maps by Herman Moll.
Published 1729, London for the Wottons.
464 pages. Text in English. With 4 engraved plates (including a map)- lacks 2 engravings (on a single leaf?), but with the most desirable and interesting plates still present.
Period full leather binding, raised bands, gilt compartment decorations (now faded), gilt ruled covers.
Book is in POOR PHYSICAL CONDITION. Covers detached, leather dried, scuffed and chipped, spine chipped, etc.
Volume 10 of a larger work. This volume complete unto itself. Rare early 18th century book in any condition.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, remains overall attractive as an object. Front joint cracked, front cover detached, please see photos.
Text block paper is gently toned, internally still well preserved, tight, sound. Two folding view plates with short splits along fold lines, map remains clean and nice.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives.
Book Measures c. 8" H x 5" W.