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Travels of Thomas Shaw in the Levant – Oxford, 1738 – Engravings

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Travels of Thomas Shaw in the Levant – Oxford, 1738 – Engravings
Travels, or observations relating to several parts of Barbary and the Levant by Thomas Shaw. "Printed at the Theatre", Oxford, 1738. First edition. English.
A research book about Algiers, Tunisia, Syria, Egypt and Palestine, by the English traveler and cleric Thomas Shaw. Shaw worked in Algiers between 1720 and 1733 and during that time he visited various towns in Africa and the Middle East. This book contains much information about the geography, geology and antiquities in the towns which he visited and is known mainly for its botanical and zoological plates.
The book contains 33 engravings – portrait of the author and 32 additional engravings (printed on 29 plates) with maps (some folding maps), illustrations of plants, animals, and more.
The chapter about Palestine is accompanied by a plan of Jerusalem (folding), a large map (folding) of the Middle East, illustration of Mount Sinai, and more.
On page 357 appears a schematic map of Palestine (names of locations are printed in Hebrew and English) after the map by R. Elia Mizrachi.
* The book is bound with: "A supplement to a book entitled travels or observations & C." by Thomas Shaw. Oxford, 1746.
A supplement to Shaw's book, which was published following criticism by Richard Pococke. The supplement includes two folding engraved plates. One plate depicts the mosaic in the town of Palestrina (Italy) and describes the various peoples and animals that live along the Nile.
[4] leaves, XV, [1], 442, [2], 60, [8]; [2], XVI, 112 pp, 34 cm. Gilt edges. Good-fair condition. Stains (some dark). Worming. Tears to some of the plates (long tear to one of the folding plates). Original binding. Damaged and restored (reinforced with cloth strips at joints between binding boards and spine).