Auction 358 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects

MARITIME HISTORY - TRAVELLING -- POCOCKE, R. Beschryving van het Oosten, en van eenige andere landen. Uit het Engelsch overgezet en met aant. voorz. d. E.W. Cramerus. Utrecht, (etc.), 1776-86. 3 in 6 vols. W. 205 for the greater part fold. engr. plates and maps. 4°. Cont. raised hcf., spines richly gilt (i.a. w. gilt image of a ship under full sail), labels in black and red. (Spine ends and outer corners show some wear/slightly dam., upper joint vol. 1 split, some faint marginal dampstains, but a very fine, complete and clean set w. crisp plates).

Richard Pococke (1704 –1765) was an English prelate and anthropologist. From 1737-1741 he visited the Near East, visiting Egypt, ascending the Nile as far as Philae, and then passed into Palestine, Lebanon & Syria, Asia Minor, and Greece. He often visited places where few travellers had been before. - Koster 42.1 & 42.2; Cox I, p. 224-5; Tiele 869; Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p. 124; Tobler p. 127: "Darin liegt eben das verdienstliche, dass Pococke dem Tross der Pilger nicht folgte."

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