Voyage Historique, Littéraire et Pittoresque dans les Isles et Possessions ci-devant Vénitiennes du Levant; Savoir: Corfou, Paxo, Bucintro, Parga, Prevesa, Vonizza, Saint-Maure, Thiaqui, Céphalonie, Zante, Strophades, Cérigo et Cérigotte; Contenant la description de chacune de ces iles et possessions…Par Andre Grasset Saint- Sauveur jeune ancien consul de France, resident a` Corfou, Zante, Sainte-Maure, etc., depuis 1782 Jusqu’en l’an 6 de la repub;ique francaise. THREE VOLUMES WITHOUT ATLAS.

Grasset de Saint-Sauveur, Andre 1758-1792.

Book ID: 5895


8vo. Volume I: xvi, 407 pp., / Volume II: 358 pp., / Volume III: 383 pp., half-titles, contemporary full mottled calf, rubbed edges, spine title gilt on red leather label, marbled endpaper, speckled edges, a small black ink spot on title page of volume one with small hole without any loss, bookplate verso front covers, shelf labels on lower spines, occasional foxing, otherwise set in general good condition, Chez Tavernier, Librairie, Paris, AN VIII, [1800].


First edition. A German translation appeared at Weimar in 1801 and an abridged German edition, Vienna 1806. This important and very detailed work describes the Ionian Islands shortly after their acquisition by the French. Grasset de Saint Sauver lived in the Ionian Islands from 1781 till 1798, latterly as a commissioner of commercial relations for Napoleon. The Islands had come into the possession of France in 1797.
Bibliographic references: Atabey 517; Blackmer 722, for Atlas only; Boucher de La Richarderie III, 74; Monglond, V, 183; Weber II, 593; Bib. Ionienne, 582 – “peu commun”; Malakis, p.45.3.

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