Turner, Samuel; Castera, J. trans: AMBASSADE AU THIBET ET AU BOUTAN ... COLLECTION DES PLANCHES. (An Embassy to Tibet and Bhutan ... A Collection of Plates). Paris, 1800. Title page, list of plates and 15 b/w engraved plates, of which one folding map and 2 folding plates 32x24 cm. New cloth.
GBP 450.00
The plate volume only of the French edition of Turner: 'Account of an Embassy to the Court of the Teshoo Lama...'. In the French edition, the plates were issued separately to the two volumes of text.
The plates are as follows:
1. Carte de la route de l'Ambassade a travers le Boutan et le Thibet. 2. Alambic et Fourneau pour distiller la liquer appelee ARRA. 3. Buxadeouar. 4. Cascade de Minzapizo. 5. Plan et elevation du Pont de chaines de Chouka. 6. Chouka. 7. Vallee de Tassisudon ... 8. Palais de Tassisudon ... 9. Palais du Lama-Ghassatou. 10. Chateau d'Ouandipore. 11. Palais de Panoukka dans le Boutan. 12. Yak de Tartarie. 13. Mausolee du Teschou-Lama. 14. Demeure du Lama-Tessaling ... 15. Lettre en Caracteres Uchens et Umins.
Complete. The plates clean with minimal foxing. All text in French. Rare.
Original grey paper wrappers (with applied paper title) bound within new cloth.
Subjects: Travel Illustrated Books
Available, as of: 20/05/2019
Was item 625 in printed List 195.
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