An early and very rare description of Ethiopia, formerly Abyssinia, illustrated with four fold-out engravings (including a map). This book was originally published in 1681 in Latin. This is the first French edition. After 1681 the book was translated into German, English, French and Dutch. An ancient and important book about Ethiopia.
Of prestigious provenance: binding with the coat of arms of Jeanne-Baptiste d'Albert de Luynes, countess of Verrue (1670 -1736), a great collector and bibliophile, she left behind her extensive library, which spanned over two sites: one in her hotel in the rue du Cherche-Midi, in Paris, the other in her country house in Meudon.
A lover of literature, science and the arts, she renewed ties with a select society of French writers and philosophers, notably Voltaire, whom she admired. In Paris, she ran a salon where the faithful gathered... (bibliophilie.blogspot)
Heraldic bookplate of Gayardon de Fenoyl.
One duodecimo volume of 275pp. 14ff. (table) 1f. blank; complete.
Period glazed tan full calfskin binding, adorned ribbed spine repeating the coat of arms of the countess and the lion of Luynes between the raised bands. Red morocco title label. Sprinkled edges.
In very good condition. Well-preserved binding. Fresh inside and free of foxing, very lightly yellowed pages (nothing serious). A very lovely copy.
- Aantal boeken
- Geschiedenis, Reizen
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- M. Ludolf
- Nouvelle Histoire de l'Abissinie ou d'Ethiopie, tirées de l'Histoire Latine
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Eerste druk
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Paris, Chez la Veuve A. Cellier
- Binding met het wapen van Luynes Ctsse Verrue
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 15×9 cm