Lot 45 (Books and Maps, 24th April 2017)
NORDEN, FREDERIK LUDWIG: (1708-1742):
Travels in Egypt and Nubia. Translated from the original and enlarged with observations by Dr. Peter Templeman, London: For Lockyer Davis and Charles Reymers, 1757, first English edition, 2 volumes bound in 1, folio (474 x 289mm.), complete with: 2 engraved frontispieces (including one portrait) plus 162 engraved plates, maps and plans on 160 sheets (plates numbered 1-159, with 2 plates having 2 numbers plus an extra 3, not numbered: making up the 162 plates on 160 sheets), engraved head - and tail - pieces and initials. Near cont. calf, rebacked in the last 50 years with new spine; lacking the marbled endpapers; light foxing; one plate with damp stain to bottom margin (well away from image); few small margin tears; on the whole a very good copy. Note: (Norden, a Captain in the Danish Navy, made a journey in 1737-1738 through Egypt as far south as Sudan at the request of King Christian VI of Denmark. He ‘was the first European to penetrate as far as Derr in Nubia and to publish descriptions of any Nubian temples. This important work was the earliest attempt at an elaborate description of Egypt, and its plates are the most significant previous to those by Denon’ (Blackmer)).
Sold for £1,700
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The auction details are as follows:
Auction: Books and Maps, 24th April 2017
20 April 2017 - By Appointment
21 April 2017 9am - 5pm
24 April 2017 from 9am
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