[Travels - La Mottraye (Aubry de)]. Voyages du Sr. A. de La Motraye, 1727

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[TRAVELS - LA MOTTRAYE (Aubry de)]. Voyages du Sr. A. de La Motraye, en Europe, Asie & Afrique. Où l’on trouve une grande varieté de recherches geographiques, historiques & politiques, sur l’Italie, la Grece, la Turquie, la Tartarie Crimée, & Nogaye, la Circassie, la Suede, la Laponie, &c. Avec des remarques instructives sur les mœurs, coutumes, opinions &c. des peuples ou l’auteur a voyage […]. (Travels of Sr. A. de La Motraye, in Europe, Asia & Africa. Where can be found a large variety of geographical, historical and political research on Italy, Greece, Turkey, Crimean Tartary & Nogaya, Circassia, Sweden, Laponia, etc. With instructive notes on customs, attire, opinions, etc. for the people where the author traveled.)
The Hague, T. Johnson & J.Van Duren, 1727.

Two small in-folio volumes, speckled calfskin, decorated ribbed spine (binding from the era).

First French edition
One allegorical frontispiece (repeated) by Bernard PICART and 51 engraved plates by William HOGARTH & alii, certain lined or folded, with four being maps (letters A,B,C /7 D), placed at the volume ends.
Example belonging to Frédérika Louise de Danneskiold, Duchesse of Holstein (1699-1744), with manuscript ex-libris nameplate on title page

Restored accidents on binding; ink stain on f of tome II; foxing

« Ouvrage curieux, recherché […] » (Curious work, heavily sought) (Chadenat, 105) ; Blackmer, 946 ; Gay, 73. (numbered from I - VII, VII* and VII - XXVIII, & de I - VIII, IX-1, IX-II and X - XVII)

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