Shopping cart (0 items € 0)
Go Back

Important bibliographical study of De Bry and Thévenot

CAMUS, Armand-Gaston.
Mémoire sur la collection des grands et petits voyages, et sur la collection des voyages de Melchisedech Thevenot.
Paris, Baudouin, 1802. 4to. Contemporary boards, rebacked with cloth. [8], "401"[=405], [3] pp.
€ 3,500
First edition of an important bibliographical study of De Bry's Grand and Petit voyages and Thévenot's Relations des divers voyages curieux. Two of the most famous collections of voyages ever published. Sabin calls it "an excellent specimen of bibliographical analysis" and it remains the standard bibliographical reference for both works. It notes the sources for all travels included and gives historical commentary.
Armand Gaston Camus (1740-1804), a French Revolutionary, was restored to his function as archivist to the Commission des archives of the Assembly in 1796.
Some foxing and with restored wormholes throughout, a good copy, wholly untrimmed. Sabin 10328.
Order Inquire Terms of sale

Related Subjects:

Book history, education, learning & printing  >  Bibliography & Biography
Cartography & exploration  >  Voyages & Travel