Guida Fedele alla Santa Citta’ di Gierusalemme, e Descrittione di tutta Terra Santa + MANUSCRIPT Entitled: Le Curieux Pelerin ou Voyage de Lorette et de Rome. TWO VOLUMES IN ONE.

Pietro Antonio di Venetia 1655-1728.

Book ID: 31543


Small 8vo. Volume I: [12], 429 pp., [19], 126 wood engraved illustrations in text, 1 engraved folding plate / Volume II: Le Curieux Pelerin ou Voyage de Lorette et de Rome by Mr. Belard: 85 pages of neatly hand written manuscript, half-title, contemporary vellum, lightly rubbed round edges, all edges red, light damp stain affecting top corner of first 30 pages, signs of worming on lower margin of pages 1-37, Domenico Lovisa, Venetia [Venice], second impression, 1714.


Rare eighteen century travel account by a Venetian missionary to Palestine, Syria, Lebanon. Sinai, and Egypt. Petrus Antonius de Venetia (Pietro Antonio da Venezia) spent many years in Palestine.
In the fifteenth century, a new motivation for Western European travel arose, education, missionary and experiences. the Grand Tour represents the intersection of travel and education. By the eighteenth century the Grand Tour was firmly in place. Large numbers of travellers went East, especially visiting Greece, Egypt and the Holy Land. This work is an interesting early guide of the city of Jerusalem. Rohricht cites five editions printed in Venice between 1700 and 1726.
References: Tobler p. 119; Röhricht p. 292; Schur n° 444; Riant n° 1574 second edition.

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