Bibliophile Sale | 14 March 2013
Voyages.- Belon du Mans (Pierre) - Les Observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée,
Sold for £1500
Voyages.- Belon du Mans (Pierre)
Les Observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée,
Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays etranges, folding woodcut map of Mt.Athos only, numerous woodcut illustrations, head- and tail-pieces and initials, some occasional light browning, folding map with tear to inner margin, contemporary inscription, contemporary calf, rubbed and worn, [Atabey 94], 8vo, Paris, Chez Hierosme de Marnef, 1588.
⁂ Belon, one of the first explorer naturalists, spent three years travelling in the Levant, 1546-49, financed by his patron Cardinal de Tournon. He had previously studied medicine in Paris and then botany with Valerius Cordus at Wittemberg. He was assassinated in Paris in 1564.
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