Small 8vo, pp. [ii, title], with a large folding map, a folding leaf of instructions (in French, English, German, and Italian) and 14 folding tables (numbered to 16), engraved throughout; some minor localized browning, but a good copy in contemporary dark green boards; slightly rubbed, upper joint cracked but firm; from the library of Ian Robertson (1928–2020).
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Tableaux itinéraires des distances de Paris aux principales villes de France et à toutes les capitales d’Europe . . . Ouvrage également utile aux voyageurs, aux négociants, aux géographes, et pour laquelle on a compulsé tous les livres de poste, les itineraires, les meilleures cartes, et recueilli les documens les plus éxactes.
First edition of this collection of tables giving distances from Paris to all the major towns of France and the capitals of Europe. Table no. 15 details various routes from Paris to Madrid, and table no. 15 gives routes from Madrid to the principal maritime towns of Spain and Portugal.
Provenance: the Holland House copy, with its bookplates on front and rear pastedowns. The library of Holland House was largely formed by the Hispanophile Henry Richard Vassall Fox, Baron Holland (1773–1840), a leading Whig advocate of liberalism in government and international politics.
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