Author: Messmer, Dr. J.A. Year: 1860 Edition: First edition Publisher: München; Vogel`sche Verlagshandlung Category: Asia West & South Price: € 475.-
Original cloth, 4to., extra litographed title page, pp. v (of ix), 1, 356.
Original publisher's green cloth, gilt on front board and blindstamped on back board. All edges gilt. The extra litographed title page bears the title in gilt. A double page coloured map bound in at the rear, 24 magnificent chromotypographs which are protected by tissue guards, of which one showing the walled city of Jerusalem, a lithograph and 54 xylographs, all hors texte. Some of the chromotypographs with additional handcolouring. A few woodcuts in the text.
Rebacked with a plain cloth spine and a gilt title label. Missing two preliminary text leaves. Some very minor foxing throughout and some very occasional spotting, but the plates generally clean. The corners bumped and some occasional edgewear.