Shaw, Thomas. Reisen oder Anmerkungen verschiedene Theile der Barbarey und der Levante betreffend. Nach der zweyten engländischen Ausgabe ins Deutsche übersezt.

Leipzig, Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf & Sohn, 1765.

Large 4to. (20), 424, (22) pp. With 20 (4 folding) engr. plates and 12 (8 folding) engr. maps. Later marbled half vellum with ms. title to spine.


First German edition, translated by J. H. Merck. "Has been praised by Dibdin and others. It is especially esteemed for its botanical and zoological plates, in addition to the information Shaw imparts on the antiquities, geology and geography of the areas he visited" (Navari, Blackmer). "Cet ouvrage est estimé tant pour ses observations relatives à l'histoire naturelle, que pour son exactitude. L'auteur visita pendant douze ans l'Afrique septentrionale" (Gay). "During the period of his chaplaincy to the English factory at Algiers from 1720 to 1733, Shaw travelled in Egypt, Palestine, Cyprus and through much of North Africa. His work is valuable for its accurate descriptions of antiquities, geography and the natural history specimens he observed" (Aboussouan). Shaw (1694-1751) was professor of Greek at Oxford. The maps show parts of Arabia, the Mediterranean, and the environs of Algiers and Tunis.

Binding somewhat rubbed; some browning throughout due to paper; a large tear to one plate repaired. 1840 ownership "A. Lutz" to flyleaf; armorial bookplate "S. G. Koenig, V.D.M." to pastedown. Later in the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer.


Howgego I, S92. Weber II, 501. Gay 391. Röhricht 1352. Tobler 124. Nissen, ZBI 3840. Chatzipanagioti-S. 1028. Cf. Blackmer 1533-1535. Aboussouan 842. Graesse V, 362.