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Cosmographie de Levant / par F. André Theuet d'Angoulesme.

Author: Thevet, André, 1502-1590 [author].
Contributor(s): Belleforest, F. de (François de), 1530-1583 [contributor] |
Gazeau, Guillaume, active 1544-1562 [printer] |
Tournes, Jean de, 1504-1564 [printer].
Production / publication: A Lyon : Par Ian de Tournes, et Guil. Gazeau, M.D.LIIII [1554]Description: 214, [16] pages : illustrations ; 22 cm (4to).General note: Signatures: a⁴-z⁴, A⁴-F³. Includes index. Errata on colophon. With decorative initials. Illustrated with 25 woodcuts and a portrait of the author. Printer's device of Jean de Tournes et Guillaume de Gazeau on title page: two vipers, one of which bites the other's head, form two concentric circles in the middle of which is engraved the motto 2Quod tibi fieri non vis, altieri ne feceris".Binding note: Bound in red morocco.Subject(s): Middle East -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800Online resources: Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Réserve des livres rares, RES-G-1410 Summary: An account of the author's travels to the near East, dedicated to François III de La Rochefoucauld (1521-1572), with the coat of arms of the Rochefoucauld family at the back of the title page (Burelé d'argent et d'azur, à trois chevrons de gueules brochant sur le tout, le premier écimé). Contains an ode from Francois de Belleforest to the author inserted before the preface.
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Museum of the Order of St. John copy has several bookseller notes on first flyleaf (verso): "First edition" [pencil], "Livre très amusant à cause de l'ignorance profonde de l'auteur, véritable Capucin" [ink], "The portrait of the author is before the 'privilège' of the King at the end of the book". Also accompanied by a manuscript note in pencil. - Museum of the Order of St. John copy fire-damaged on pages 198 to 202, with part of the text on pages 201 and 202 replaced by a manuscript copy of the text glued to p. 202 (in two different hands).

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