FERRIOL, CHARLES DE. 1637-1722. Recueil de cent estampes representant differentes nations du Levant.... Paris: Basan, 1714 [but c.1756-1768].

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FERRIOL, CHARLES DE. 1637-1722.
Recueil de cent estampes representant differentes nations du Levant.... Paris: Basan, 1714 [but c.1756-1768].

Sold for US$ 5,075 inc. premium
FERRIOL, CHARLES DE. 1637-1722.
Recueil de cent estampes representant differentes nations du Levant.... Paris: Basan, 1714 [but c.1756-1768].
Folio (468 x 306 mm). 100 (of 102) engraved plates, (three double-page), 1 page of engraved sheet music, engraved title page. 20th century tan quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt titles on spine. Lacking plates 59 and 60, plates 1 through 10 trimmed at bottom margin, dampstaining to upper corner at beginning, affecting some plates, title page creased and spotted.

SECOND EDITION, with the Explication des figures, with contemporary English translations of captions in manuscript at the bottom margin of most plates, and the additional music plate and two double-page plates at the back. The illustrations depict costumes and customs in the territories of the Ottoman Empire, including the traditional costumes of Greeks, Albanians, Hungarians, Wallachians, Armenians, and others. Charles de Ferriol, French ambassador to the Porte from 1699 to 1709, using drawings by Flemish artist J.B. van Mour as a source, commissioned publisher Jacques Le Hay to prepare the plates and explanatory notes. The collection was then published by Pierre François Basan, an engraver himself who was better known as a publisher of the engraved works of other artists. Atabey 430; Blackmer 591; Koç 105a.
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FERRIOL, CHARLES DE. 1637-1722. Recueil de cent estampes representant differentes nations du Levant.... Paris: Basan, 1714 [but c.1756-1768].
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