Author
A'BDOUL - KERYM.
Author 2
L. Langles and William Hodges.
Title
Collection portative de voyages traduits de diffrentes langues Orientales et Europeennes.
Published
Paris: Imprimeries de Crapelet et de Delance, 1797-1805.
Description
Illustrated travels through Asia and the Middle East 3 works in 5 vols. 12mo. Full contemporary black morocco, spine gilt, gilt covers and inner dentelles, gIlt edge. Bookplate of Lord Northwick on front pastedown of each volume, marbled end papers. 20 engraved plates, mostly double-page, all depicted twice once in black-and-white and once beautifully coloured by hand. XXXII, 246; CXXXI, (1), 142; (4), 270(=274); (4), XVII, (1), 222; (4), 252 pp. Beautiful series, uniformly bound, comprising 3 different works with travels to Asia and the Middle East. All translated and with comments by L. Langles. Contents: - ABDOUL-KERYM. Voyage de l'Inde a la Mecque. Paris, Crapelet, 1797-1798. 2 engraved plates (Femmes d'Alep, Arabes).

Coloured plates in order:

Volume 1.

Voyage de L'Inde a la Mekke.

1. Femmes d'Alep.
2. Arabes du desert connus sous le nom de Bedouins.

Volume 2.

Voyages de La Perse dans L'Inde et du Bengal en Perse.

3. Femme d'Ispahan / Femme de Bassorah.
4. Vue de Chyraz, d'apres M Nieburh, ingenieur danois.
5. Tombeau de Hhafiz, dessine, par Koempfer.

Volume 3.

6. Persan sumant le narguil.

Volume 4.

7. Pagode de Tandjaour.
8. Calcutta.
9. Zenana.
10. Defile de Sicrygolly.
11. Arbre des Banians.
12. Femmes musulmanes.
13. Paysans de l'Inde.
14. Colonne.
15. Veuve hindoue allant au bucher.
16. Bidjegor.

Volume 5.

17. Palais de Luknau.
18. Agrah.
19. Molla et femme musulmane.
20. Gualyor.
References
Gay 3631; not in JCB; not in Chadenat and Diba
Hand coloured plates
20
Binding/Size
Xs=12mo
Category
18th Century & earlier, Arabasia, India, Travel/Scenery
Value
$5,001-25,000
Stock ID
1238