3 volume set 1896.
"Done into English in the year 1600, by John Pory,
and now edited with an introduction and notes, by Dr. Robert Brown."
Rebound in blue buckram with gilt title to spine.
Pages untrimmed, continuous pagination.
Some spotting/foxing otherwise a lovely set.
cxi, 224 pages.
8 maps contained in 4 fold-outs [3 of which are coloured lithographs].
Dedication page. Capital vignette at beginning of each chapter.
, 474 pages [225-698].
Divided into three books [II, III, IV].
, 421 pages [699-1119].
Divided into 5 books [V, VI, VII, VIII, IX].
Maps present: Northern Africa, Lower Egypt, Cairo, Barbary, Hea and Marocco,
The Road from Fez to the Upper Ziz, Northern Fez, Pory's Map of Africa (reduced).
Leo Africanus (Giovanni Leone, Joannes Medices, Eliberitances) was born
in Granada, and studied with Gian Battista Ramusio. This scarce English
Hakluyt edition is based on John Pory's translation (1600) of Ramusio's
text (1550). This is a major piece of black history, cartography, and geography.
Recorded shipping weight 3500g.
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