Jean-Jacques / Recueil De Cartes Geographiques Plans Vues Et Medailles De 1790

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Seller: baykorp ✉️ (658) 99.3%, Location: Saint Charles, Illinois, US, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 115922475647 Jean-Jacques / Recueil De Cartes Geographiques Plans Vues Et Medailles De 1790. Publication: Paris: Chez de Bure, 1790. Baykorp Books. Very Good-. Recueil De Cartes Geographiques, Plans, Vues Et Medailles De L´Ancienne Grece Author: Jean-Jacques Barthélemy Title: Recueil De Cartes Geographiques, Plans, Vues Et Medailles De L´Ancienne Grece Publication: Paris: Chez de Bure, 1790 Edition: Third Description: i-xlij + 31 plates, Size 8°x10* The atlas for the fictional novel Journey of the young Anacharsis in Greece by Jean-Jacques Barthélémy (1716-1795, first published in 1787) Most of the copper plates were engraved by H Godin a Liege Binding, text, maps and other engravings are all sound and in very good, attractive condition However, the mottled (calf?) binding is quite scuffed, with corners bumped The spine is intact, but has loss much of its surface layer, with the gilt title label damaged It appears that the hinges have been reinforced in the past, accounting for the solidity of the book Jean-Jacques Barthélemy (1716â€"1795) was a French scholar who became the first person to decipher an extinct language He deciphered the Palmyrene alphabet in 1754 and the Phoenician alphabet in 1758 He was the author of a number of learned works on antiquarian subjects, but the great work on which his fame rests is Journey of the young Anacharsis in Greece (1787), which he had worked on for thirty years The hero, a young Scythian descended from the famous philosopher Anacharsis, was supposed to go to Greece for his education, and after making the tour of her republics, colonies and islands, to return to his native country and write this book in his old age In the manner of modern travellers, he gives an account of the customs, government, and antiquities of the country he is supposed to have visited Modern scholarship has superseded most of the details in the Voyage , but the author himself did not imagine his book to be a register of accurately ascertained facts Rather, he intended to afford to his countrymen, in an interesting form, some knowledge of ancient Greek civilization . Very Good-. Seller ID: AA234 Baykorp Books Selling quality books and related items at reasonable prices. Terms All orders ship within two business days. Standard mail is USPS Media Mail. Expedited and international shipping are also available. We offer combined shipping on multiple orders. All items are guaranteed to be as described or they may be returned within 30 days of receipt for a full refund. This listing was created by Bibliopolis.
  • Condition: Very Good-.
  • Author: Jean-Jacques Barthélemy
  • Publisher: Chez de Bure
  • Year Printed: 1790
  • Language: English

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