La Syrie Aujourd’hui. Voyage dans la Phenicie, le Liban, et la Judee 1875-1880.

Lortet, Louis.

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Book ID: 16128


4to. 675 pp., half-title, title, 1 large color folding map, 364 wood engravings plates and illustrations, 8 maps, original tooled red cloth decorated in gilt & black, marble endpapers, title gilt on raised decorated spine, all edges gilt, title printed in red & black, engraved vignette on title page, scattered foxing, otherwise copy in very good condition, Librairie, Hachette, Paris, 1884.


A beautifully illustrated work of travels to Lebanon, Palestine and Syria by a member of the Faculty of Medicine at Lyon. Dr. Lortet started his journey on the 19th of March 1875 from Marseilles, to Alexandria, Smyrna, and later the Holy Land. Many of the illustrations used in this book are engraved from original photographs taken by the French family firm based in Beirut, Maison Bonfils.
Bibliographic references: Röhricht 3377; Saliba 3250.

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