Delft: Henri de Kroonevelt, 1700. First edition in French. Full morocco (defective). 13 x 8 inches (33.5 x 20 cm); engraved title, portrait, folding map, and 97 plates (many folding), much illustration within the text, 408,  pp. Explorers Club bookplate to pastedown, blindstamp at p. 139, some soiling and small stains to first leaves, ink numeral at footer of preface, splits at folds to a few plates, binding defective.
A profusely illustrated work with beautiful panoramic plates. Le Bruyn, a landscape painter, spent seven years in the Middle East, Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Palestine, Syria and Cyprus.
C The Explorers Club Collection
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