Hedendaagsche Historie of Tegenwoordige staat van alle volkeren in opzigte hunner Lands-gelegentheid, personen (…) door Th. Salmon, vertaald en merkelyk vermeerderd door M. van Goch, M.D. V. Deel. Behelzende den Tegenwoordige Staat van het Turksche Ryk in Asia en Afrika. THREE PARTS IN ONE VOLUME.

Salmon, Thomas.

Book ID: 36010


8vo. [8], 622 pp., [14 index], frontispiece engraving by J.C. Philips, title vignettes, 3 folding maps, 9 plates of which 8 folding, all copper-engraved, one plate with small marginal tear without any loss, translated by M. van Goch, Vellum embossed boards, soiled with a small stain to upper cover, browning of edges, otherwise a very good copy, Isaak Tirion, 1732-3.


The volume is divided into sections covering the following countries: Turksche Ryk / Chaldea of Irak Arabi, Kurdistan of Asyyrie, Diarbek, of Mesopotamie, Turkomannia, of Groot, Armenie, Syrie en Palestina, of het Heilige Land / Palestina of het Heilige Land, Natolia of klein Asia, Georgia / Turksche Keizerryk in Afrika, Egypten / Cyprus en Rhodus.
First edition of the considerably enlarged Dutch translation of Thomas Salmon’s description of the people in the Turkish Empire, Asia and Africa, with new illustrations and Isaac Tirion’s detailed maps, which would later be published in his popular hand-atlas.
Thomas Salmon (1679–1767) was an English history and geography writer. He accompanied George Anson on his voyage round the world.
Bibliographic references: STCN; Tiele, Bibl. 1033; cf. Gay, Bibl. de l’Afrique et l’Arabe 3595.

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