Voyage de S.A.R. Monseigneur le duc de Montpensier à Tunis, en Egypte, en Turquie et en Grèce – Lettres par Antoine de Latour. ONE TEXT VOLUME + 1 ATLAS OF PLATES.

Latour, Antoine de 1808-1881.

Book ID: 33126


8vo. Volume: Text: ii, 261 pp., half-title, / Atlas: (567 x 395 mm). Lithographic title and 31 tinted lithographic plates after Sinet Lieutenant de Vaisseau, commandant en second du «Gomer», contemporary half-calf, title gilt on spine, rubbed covers, scattered spotting, previous owner’s inscription verso front endpaper of text volume, otherwise a very good set, Arthus Bertrand, Editeur, Paris, first edition, [1847].


EXTREMELY RARE, FIRST EDITION. Antoine de Latour, a poet, historian and a French traveller. He travelled on a diplomatic mission to Egypt and the Levant in 1845, accompanied by André Louis W.A. de Siney, Marquis (illustrator). Latour was known known for his books and translations of Spanish literature and history. He wrote the text volume of this set.
Montpensier had taken part in the Algerian Campaigns, and it was from Algiers that he left on his visit to the East, which was mainly of a political nature. Mehmet Ali became a member of the French Legion of Honour after his visit, and the following year Ibrahim Pacha made an official visit to Paris. They sailed on board the Gomer where Sinety served as Lieutenant and naval artist to the mission. The plates include three views of Constantinople, four of Broussa, three of Cairo, two of Tunis, Greece and others.
Bibliographic references: Atabey 1138; Blackmer 952; Weber 399-400; Creswell 443; Hilmy 1, 358; Not in Abbey; Carre 1, p. 185.

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