1805 Voyages of James Bruce Ethiopia Egypt Illustrated North AFRICA English

BRUCE, James

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James Bruce was an 18th-century Scottish voyager known primarily for his scientific discoveries in Ethiopia and Egypt. In 1768, Bruce set off from Alexandria into Ethiopia where he claimed to be the first European to find the source of the Nile River, unknowing that it had previously been found by Portuguese Jesuits. 

 

This work includes descriptions of Ethiopian military and weapons, Abyssinian language and alphabet, Ancient Egyptian antiquities, frescoes, obelisks, and hieroglyphs, costumes and clothing, geography and topography of North Africa, and botanical findings.

 

This 1805 English edition was published by Cundee and features impressive full-page engravings

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1805 Voyages of James Bruce Ethiopia Egypt Illustrated North AFRICA English

 

James Bruce was an 18th-century Scottish voyager known primarily for his scientific discoveries in Ethiopia and Egypt. In 1768, Bruce set off from Alexandria into Ethiopia where he claimed to be the first European to find the source of the Nile River, unknowing that it had previously been found by Portuguese Jesuits. 

 

This work includes descriptions of Ethiopian military and weapons, Abyssinian language and alphabet, Ancient Egyptian antiquities, frescoes, obelisks, and hieroglyphs, costumes and clothing, geography and topography of North Africa, and botanical findings.

 

This 1805 English edition was published by Cundee and features impressive full-page engravings

 

Item number: #5009

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BRUCE, James

Travels between the years 1768 and 1773, through part of Africa, Syria, Egypt and Arabia, into Abyssinia, to discover the source of the Nile: comprehending an interesting narrative of the author’s adventures in Abyssinia, and a circumstantial account of the manners, customs, government, religion, history, &c. of that country, being the substance of the original work

London : James Cundee, 1805.

 

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  • Collation: Complete with all pages

o   xviii, 421

o   9 engravings

  • Provenance: Mr. John Darlington 1831
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather
  • Size: ~7in X 4in (17.5cm x 10cm)

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5009

Categories

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

BRUCE, James

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete