MAGALOTTI, Lorenzo

Travels of Cosmo the Third,

£1,850

Travels of Cosmo the Third,
grand duke of Tuscany, through England, during the reign of King Charles the second (1669) …
London, J. Mawman, 1821

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The account of the English portion of the grand tour made by Cosimo di Medici accompanied by the philosopher Magalotti. The fine aquatints include views of country houses such as Althorpe and Wilton, and town views including Dorchester, Salisbury, Cambridge, Oxford, Chelmsford, Epping, Brentford, Egham, Basingstoke, etc. The fine panorama of London is approximately 86 x 23 cm., and shows London from the south bank of the Thames, centred just a little east of Westminster Abbey.

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First edition. 4to., [iv], 506, [iv]pp., 2 pages ads at end, engraved portrait, 39 aquatint plates including folding panorama of London, uncut in original blue boards, paper spine, printed label, neat reapirs to spine, edges worn, a fine clean copy.

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