Cantemir, Dimitrie. Geschichte des osmanischen Reichs nach seinem Anwachse und Abnehmen. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt.

Hamburg, (Piscator f.) Herold, 1745.

4to. 64, 852, (2) pp. With title vignette, 3 headpieces, 2 tailpieces, 5 initials, folding plan, and 23 portraits (all engraved). Contemporary calf with giltstamped ownership "N. H. v. Engelhard" to upper cover.


"First edition in German" (Atabey), translated by J. L. Schmidt. The principal work of Dimitrie Cantemir, Prince of Moldavia (1673-1723), author of numerous learned historical works. With the author's portrait, portraits of the Turkish rulers, and a layout plan of the city of Constantinople.

Endpapers stamped "Andre S." and with ms. ownership "H. W. Lado" (both 18th-century ownerships); deleted stamp to title page; occasional edge repairs. Formerly in the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer.

Atabey 192. Graesse II, 38. Ebert 3465. OCLC 630479705.

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