ANNESLEY (GEORGE, Viscount Valentia) Voyages and Travels to India, Ceylon and the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt, 3 vol.
Lot 96
ANNESLEY (GEORGE, Viscount Valentia) Voyages and Travels to India, Ceylon and the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt, 3 vol.
Sold for £780 (US$ 1,224) inc. premium

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ANNESLEY (GEORGE, Viscount Valentia) Voyages and Travels to India, Ceylon and the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt, 3 vol.
ANNESLEY (GEORGE, Viscount Valentia)
Voyages and Travels to India, Ceylon and the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt, 3 vol., first edition, half-titles, 69 engraved plates and maps (12 folding, many after Henry Salt), advertisement leaf for "24 Views..." at the end of volume 3, occasional dampstaining, one or two short repairs, modern half calf reusing early boards [Abbey Travel, 515; Fumagalli 1439], 4to, William Miller, 1809

Footnotes

  • Valentia accompanied the British mission to Abyssinia, to secure a port on the Red Sea in order to consolidate British defences, in case Napoleon should try to seize Egypt. Includes good descriptions of Lucknow, Benares, Seringapatam, Madras and Ceylon, and an overview of the inhabitants and history of the Abyssinian regions of Aksum and Adwa. See illustration on preceding page.
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