Relation Fidelle du Voyage de la Terre Sainte, dans laquelle se voit tout ce qu’il y a de remarquable, tant par Mer que par Terre, depuis le départ de Marseille jusqu’au retour de ce Saint Voyage.

Beaugrand, Félix.

Book ID: 31934


12mo. [5], 248 pp. [10], contemporary mottled full-calf, slightly rubbed round edges with small chip to upper margin of back cover, title gilt and decoration on raised spine, title red label, marbled endpapers, several woodcut head- and tailpieces, all edges red, light foxing and browning throughout, heavy on title page and endpapers, Gabriel Valleyre, Paris, 1760.


Third edition of this voyage to the Holy Land by Felix Beaugrand, member of the Franciscan order. The first edition was published in 1700-1. His travels, made in 1699 also included Crete, Patmos and Cyprus, and his account includes many details of Turkish customs (pp. 187-207). Only the first edition was published under the author’s name. On the second leaf after the title-page is the approbation, dated 6.4.1759, and privilege of the king. The work is divided into two parts. The first part, consisting of 40 chapters, describes mainly the island of Cyprus, the Mount Lebanon, Syria, Corsica and Sardinia, with special attention to Nazareth and Jerusalem and their Biblical places. The second part, consisting of 60 chapters concentrates on the twelve tribes that inhabited the Holy Land, their origins and religion, and describes North Africa, Malta, Crete, Patmos and Constantinople. With the stamps of the library of the Château d’Eu and the Palais-Royale, our copy once belonged to the personal library of King Louis-Philippe I (r.1830-1848). Good copy of an account of a voyage to the Holy Land, describing many Mediterranean sites.
Bibliographic references: Röhricht p. 288; Tobler p. 119; cf. Blackmer 104; not in Atabey; Diba Collection.

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