1828 1ed VOYAGES ASIA Africa China Superstitions SLAVERY Maps Illustrated
In 1828, British author William Adams began working an illustrated, historical account of world geography. ‘The Modern Voyager & Traveller’ focused on Europe, Asia, Africa, and America and featured incredible full-page engravings of the people, customs, clothing, and even maps.This collection of two volumes includes Adams’ perspective on Asia and Africa, in which he depicts important aspects of Turkey and the Middle East, evil spirits and superstitions, Chinese military men and archers, Egyptian ceremonies, Islamic mosques, Christian missionaries, and slaves from Western Africa.
Item number: #3442
ADAMS, William MA
The modern voyager & traveller through Europe, Asia, Africa, & America
London : H. Fisher, Son, and P. Jackson, 1828. First edition.
•Collation complete with all pages: 2 volumes (of 4)oVol. I – “Africa”456pFolding map of Africa + 15 plates (most color)oVol. II – “Asia”460pFolding map of Asia + 11 plates (most color)Language: English
•Binding: leather; tight and secure
•Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm)
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