Travels through Turkey in Asia, The Holy Land, Arabia, Egypt and other parts of the world: giving a particular and faithful account of what is most remarkable in the manners, religion, polity, antiquities, and natural history of those countries: with a curious description of Jerusalem as it now appears, and other places mentioned in the Holy Scripture. TWO VOLUMES.

Thompson, Charles.

Book ID: 7261


8vo. Volume I: [4], 250 pp., [3, index], 5 steel engraved folding plates including 2 maps / Volume II: 256 pp + [8, index], 6 steel engraved folding plates including a frontispiece and 1 map, contemporary calf gilt, rubbed, title gilt on raised spine, marbled endpapers, bookplates Gawdy Hall Library & Gervas Holmes, Printed For J. Newbery, London, third edition, 1767.


The first edition of this work appeared in 1744. A second edition appeared in 1752. In 1754 the work appeared in two volumes under the above title. The views of Rome, Paris and Jerusalem are particularly interesting. Nothing is known of either the so-called author or editor. It has been suggested that this is a fictional voyage similar to Guillet’s. Certainly it was a very popular account, having gone through five editions. The maps are after E. Bowen.
Bibliographic references: Blackmer 1653; Rohricht 1380; Tobler p. 127 for the first edition; Hilmy II, 285.

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