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1 P. JOSEPH-ROMAINE JOLY La Géographie Sacrée et Les Monuments de L'histoire Sainte
Paris Chez Alexandre Jombert 1784 Full-Leather Very Good None French 
NATURAL HISTORY OF THE HOLY LAND, INCLUDING STUNNING ENGRAVED PLATES AND MAPS, MONSTERS, AND MYRRH! SPECTACULAR FINE AND CLEAN COPY. ORIGINAL, PRINTED 1784. IN ORIGINAL MOTTLED CALF AND GILT BINDING. EXTREMELY RARE. No other copies on-line and only one copy in the auction records in 30 years for a much poorer copy (that one waterstained vs. the fresh one for sale here). The Book: JOLY J.- R. Père, La géographie sacrée et les monuments de l'histoire sainte Jombert, Paris. 1784. Beatiful copy in 4to, mottled calf and gilt, filled with maps, plates as well as many of the natural history of the Holy Land. Minor cracking at top of hinge, very rare in such splendid condition. Only copy at auction in 30 years was a badly dampstained one at Swann's Dec, 16, 1993. Plates include Tower of Babel, Map of the Middle East and the location of the Garden of Eden. Map depicting the route of the Israelites, Magnificent and important folding engraving of the March of the Israelites through the Desert, treasures of the Temple, Musical Instruments of the Ancient Hebrews, Map of Ancient Israel, Larger folding map of Palestine, two depictions of the Temple of Salomon, another folding Map of Palestine, 3rd map of Palestine, Engraving of Modern Jerusalem, Plan of Jerusalem, Map of Asia Minor extending to Italy, FIVE folding engraved plates depicting Plant Life of the Holy Land, FIVE folding plates depicting animal life, some of which (dragons and monsters) is clearly imaginative. 
Price: 2859.99 USD
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