Promenades pittoresques dans Constantinople et sur les rives du Bosphore PERTUSIER, Charles [As New] [Hardcover]
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Trois tomes en trois volumes in-8, (21 x 13,5 cm), veau raciné, dos à faux nerfs richement décoré, encadrement des plats doré, tranches marbrées. Coins usés.Edition originale. Sans l'atlas, publié séparément deux ans après les volumes de textes.Provenance: ex-libris de Mikhaïl Illarionovitch Vorontsov (Comte de Woronzow Daschkaw) au dos du premier plat.Très bel exemplaire à grandes marges.Blackmer, 1292 ; Atabey, 941 // ENGLISH // Three volumes in-8, (21 x 13,5 cm), speckled calf, spine with raised bands. Used corners.First edition.Without the atlas, published separately two years after the text volumes.Provenance: ex-libris by Mikhail Illarionovich Vorontsov (Count of Woronzow Daschkaw) on the back of the first plate.Pertusier gives us here a charming description of the surroundings of Constantinople. Charles Pertusier (1779-1836), a polytechnician and later a mounted artillery officer in the Imperial Guard, was sent to Venetian Dalmatia in 1808 where he served as an artillery captain and studied the literature and antiquities of that country. From 1812 to 1814 he was assigned to the service of the French Embassy in Constantinople as aide-de-camp to General Andreossy. During this period he visited the Islands of the Princes, an archipelago of nine islands in the Sea of Marmara south-east of Istanbul.Blackmer, 1292; Atabey, 941
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