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Lot nr:986
Book nr:28512
Author:MARITI, Giovanni
Title:Voyages dans l'isle de Chypre, la Syrie et la Palestine avec l'histoire générale du Levant
Town:Paris
Publisher:Belin
Year:1791
Description:2 tomes dans 1 vol. in-8°, viii, 327, 4, 410 pp. Demi toile brun du 19e s.
Note:Le tome premier contient la plus complète description de l'île de Chypre que l'on eût alors (avec 44 pages sur les vins chypriotes). Le second volume concerne la Syrie. L'auteur avait séjourné au Levant de 1760 à 1768. - Blackmer, 816.
Cox I, 237: "Mariti, who was an official of the Imperial and Tuscan consulates, gives an excellent account of the condition of Cyprus during the third quarter of the eighteenth century, which is based mainly on his own obervations." - Vol. 1 deals with Cyprus and contains, besides the most complete description of Cyprus then available, 5 chapters on Cypriot wines. Mariti travelled the Levant from 1760 to 1768 and spoke both Turkish and Arabic fluently. - Cf. Tobler, 132.
Price:€280 - €360
Sellingprice:€380
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