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De Bry Rare Books

We are based in Oxford and focus on early travel books (16th - 18th centuries), maps and engravings. We were formally known as De Bry Engravings, but have updated our name to reflect our specialty of early travel books. Viewings by appointment.

Relation de L'Ambassade Anglaise Envoyee En 1795 Dans Le Royaume D'Ava, Ou L'Empire Des Birmans Par le Major Michel Symes,


Atlas volume only, Paris, chez F. Buisson, 1800, first French edition, library stamp to titles page, full page engraved map of the Burmese empire, folding engraved map of the Irrawaddy River by Thomas Wood, 28 engraved plates of monuments, people, botany and Burmese culture to include the taming of wild elephants, the Temple de Schoe-Madou a Pegu and the ceromonial yacht of the Burmese Emperor, gilt dec. calf backed original dec. boards, folio Condition: Calf spin is cracking on both hinges at top of spine. Calf on spine is torn lower down and lifting. Contents clean with some marginal soiling and slight spotting otherwise contents clean.