Voyages and Travels to India, Ceylon, The Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt in the years 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805 and 1806. THREE VOLUMES.

Valentia, Viscount George Annesley.

Book ID: 9276


4to. Volume I: vi, [7], 496 pp., / Volume II: iv, 520 pp., including an appendix by Charles Court / Volume III: iii, 506 pp., 69 engraved plates and maps (12 folding, many after Henry Salt), contemporary gilt full calf, re-backed, worn at extremities, title gilt on raised and decorated spine, occasional spotting, final folding plate and endpapers of third volume with slight worm damage, plate-list leaf with short tear at fore-margin, section of Vol. 3 (pp. 171-78) misbound, bookplate of John Jones of Llanarth Court verso front covers, William Miller, London, first edition, 1809.


During his visit to India, Marquis Wellesley ordered Valentia to survey the Eastern Coast of Africa and to investigate the possibilities of trade with Abyssinia and neighbouring countries. Most of the principal places bordering the Red Sea were visited including Massowah and Mocha. Henry Salt accompanied the expedition and two chapters in Vol. 2, and 6 chapters in Vol. 3, contains his narrative of the expedition.
Bibliographic references: Abbey Travel 515; Brunet V, 1034; 138; Ibrahim Hilmy II, 38; Mendelssohn 1, 73; Howgego I, E19; Lowndes IV pp. 2747-48.

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