Sale: 359 / Rare Books including Marine Art, Nov. 16./17. 2009 in Hamburg Lot 534

 
Europa - Coxe, W., Travels in Switzerland, 3 Bde.,1801.


 
534
Europa
Coxe, W., Travels in Switzerland, 3 Bde.,1801.
Estimate:
€ 300 / $ 357
Sold:
€ 636 / $ 756

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Coxe, W., Travels in Switzerland, and in the country of the Grisons; in a series of letters to W. Melmoth. The fourth edition. 3 vols. With 24 copper plates (22 in aquatinta, 1 folding), 1 engr. folding panorama and 2 folding copper maps. London, T. Cadell and W. Davies 1801. Contemp. marbled calf with two colour labels and rich gilt tooling. Large 8vo. LXX (recte LXXVIII), 434; VIII, 430; XV, 451 pp.
Barth 17601. - Lowndes I, 543f. - Cf. Lonchamp 742. - Travelogue of Switzerland, first edition in published in 1789. - "A very authentic and complete description of Switzerland by a philosophical traveller, who, to the praise of accuracy, joins the merit of science ... Forth edition, with an historical sketch and notes on the late revolution" (Lowndes). - The panorama shows Mont Blanc, the maps entire Switzerland (2), 1 copper with plan of the lakes near Thun and Brientz. - 1 folding map with small marginal split, 1 plate with trimmed caption. - Binding somewhat rubbed. Inside clean copy. - Engr. armorial bookplate of Lord Clonbrock.

534
Europa
Coxe, W., Travels in Switzerland, 3 Bde.,1801.
Estimate:
€ 300 / $ 357
Sold:
€ 636 / $ 756

(incl. 20% surcharge)