Auction 97, Lot 586

"The Modern Traveller. A Popular Description, Geographical, Historical, and Topographical, of the Various Countries of the Globe. Palestine: or the Holy Land", Duncan, James

Subject: Geography

Period: 1824 (published)


Color: Black & White

3.6 x 5.6 inches
9.1 x 14.2 cm

Wonderful little geography of the Holy Land, drawing on the works of several previous travelers to that region. The dated, folding map of Palestine by Sidney Hall, shows towns, villages, natural features, and so forth. Also includes full page views of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, and a full-page plan of Jerusalem, also by Hall. First edition, 372pp, one folding map (6x7.5"), 2 full-page engraved views, one full-page plan. Original red calf spine with gold lettering and raised sections, marbled boards.


Condition: A

Extremities and boards rubbed, front hinge a little worn but secure, tiny tear to map at binding edge, library stamps on title page, back endpaper, and once in text, else a good, clean copy.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/5/2001