Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor: A Voyage into the Levant 2 Volume Set: Perform'd by Command of the Late French King
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Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor: A Voyage into the Levant 2 Volume Set: Perform'd by Command of the Late French King

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Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656-1708) was originally destined for the church, but his interest in botany led him to become professor of botany at the Jardin des plantes in Paris, and to travel all over Europe and beyond in search of interesting specimens. He was chiefly interested in the classification of plants, but is now best remembered for the accounts he wrote of voyages undertaken for the purpose of scientific discovery, 'by the King's express command'. This illustrated two-volume work, published posthumously in French in 1717 and translated into English the following year, recounts a journey begun in 1700, around the eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea, visiting Crete and other Greek islands, Istanbul, Armenia and Georgia. Tournefort notes not only plants, but geographical features, antiquities, the people he encounters, and their way of life, agriculture and industry, providing fascinating insights into areas then little known in western Europe.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108075244
Number of pages: 1126
Weight: 2670 g
Dimensions: 297 x 210 x 61 mm

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