Sale: 366 / Rare Books including Marine Art, May 17./18. 2010 in Hamburg Lot 551

 
Samuel Turner - Ambassade au Thibet. Nur Atlas. 1793.


 
551
Samuel Turner
Ambassade au Thibet. Nur Atlas. 1793.
Estimate:
€ 300 / $ 351
Sold:
€ 384 / $ 449

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Turner, S., Ambassade au Thibet et au Boutan, contenant des détails très-curieux sur les moeurs, la réligion, les productions le commerce du Thibet, du Boutan et des états voisins .. Traduit de l'Anglais avec des notes par J. Castéra. Atlas vol. With 1 engr. folding map and 14 copperplates (2 folding, 12 double-page) by Tardieu. Paris, F. Buisson 1800. Contemp. half calf with 2 labels and gilt spine. 8vo. Double-page title and index (3 ll.).

Cordier, Sinica 2909f. - Cox I, 346. - Brunet IV, 526. - Cf. Aschoff 1928 (German edition). - Atlas volume for the first French edition of this important account of Tibet, written by Turner in 1783. "Without comparison the most valuable work that has yet appeared on Thibet" (Cox). - The map shows Tibet and Boutan, the engravings mainly views of buildings and landscapes and a script table. - Title fingerstained. Edgeworn, spine rubbed, spine ends chipped.

551
Samuel Turner
Ambassade au Thibet. Nur Atlas. 1793.
Estimate:
€ 300 / $ 351
Sold:
€ 384 / $ 449

(incl. 20% surcharge)