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LEAKE, WILLIAM MARTIN: - Journal of a Tour in Asia Minor with Comparative Remarks on the Ancient and Modern Geography of that Country. London, J. Murray, 1824.

. Pp. xxx, 362. With one engraved plate, two engraved plans of the Troad and one large folding linen-backed map (foxed). Contemporary full calf, gilt decorated spine with five raised bands and green title label, m.e., rubbed. First scarce edition of the first systematic description of Asia Minor. William Martin Leake (1777-1860) was a British topographer and diplomat. He was sent to Constantinople in 1799 and served with the Ottoman army in Egypt. He kept an accurate journal of his travels through the central parts of Asia Minor (Anatolia or Asian Turkey). Leake travelled via Konia to Cyprus, and through Adalia (Antayla) and Shughut. He visited Telmessus in Lycia, Assus in Mysia and many other ancient places along the route. The map is very interesting as it traces earlier traveller's routes. Atabey 690. Blackmer 972. Navari, Greek civilzation, 388.
EUR 950.00 [Appr.: US$ 1150.35 | £UK 815.5 | JPą 126142] Book number 100965

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