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Sandys travailes: containing a history of the originall and present state of the Turkish empire: their lawes, governement, policy, military force, courts of justice, and commerce: the Mahometan religion and ceremonies. A description of Constantinople, the Grand Signiors Seraglio, and his manner of living: also, of Greece, with the religion and customes of the Græcians. Of Ægypt; the antiquity, hieroglyphicks, rites, customes, discipline, and religion of the Ægyptians: a voyage on the river Nilus: of Armenia, Grand Cairo, Rhodes, the Pyramides, Colossus; the former flourishing and present state of Alexandria. A description of the holy-land; of the Jews and severall sects of Christians living there; of Jerusalem, sepulchre of Christ, temple of Solomon; and what else either of antiquity, or worth observation. Lastly, Italy described, and the islands adjoyning; as Cyprus, Crete, Malta, Sicilia, the Æolian islands; of Rome, Venice, Naples, Syracusa, Mesena, Ætna, Scylla and Charybdis; and other places of note. Illustrated with fifty graven maps and figures.

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    SR - OS - 87.9 Turkey/

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    [8], 240 p., [2] leaves of plates : diagrams, maps ; 4°.

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General note: With additional engraved title page (A1v) "A relation of a iourney begun an. Dom. 1610. Foure bookes." First published in 1615 as: A relation of a iourney begun an: Dom: 1616. Signatures: A4 B-X6; -A4 and map; tear to R2 inner margin; dampstained throughout, slightly affecting text; contemporary hand colouring on engr. tp. and engraving on F3; MS. ink marginal notes throughout in the hand of Jacob Winsor UK-SuSCL Cited in: Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), S677 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. University Microfilms International, 1984. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700; 1557:9). Ownership and custodial history: MS. ink initials on tp.: "J[acob] W[insor] 1653 11/17d" and at foot of X6v: "Jacob Winsor 1652 10/15", signature on tp.: "J. Hagg" (C18th?); early C20th bookplate of E.L. Allhusen; from the library of I.A. Shapiro (1904-2003) with his clipped page from Cat. 219 of Deighton, Bell Co., dated by Shapiro Jan. 1981; purchased 14 December 2004 from Crewkerne sales, part of Lot. 4413, 0063 UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Old vellum, recycled, with some remains of illuminated MS. on front board, verso of the leaf is a commonplace legal document UK-SuSCL