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Τhe First Steam Boat Voyage to Constantinople.

Marchebeus, [Architecte du gouvernment] Voyage De Paris A Constantinople Par Bateau A Vapeur. "Voyage De Paris A Constantinople Par Bateau A Vapeur. Nouvel Itinéraire orné d'une carte et cinquante vues et vignettes sur acier, avec tableaux indiquant les lieux desservis par les paquebots a vapeur, sur Le Mediteranée, L'Adriatique et le Danube, les prix des placese t des merchandises, les distances at la valeur des monnaies." Paris Chez Artus Betrand, rue Hautfeuille,23. Amiot, librairie, rue de la Paix,6. L'Auteur, rue de la Chaussée-d'Antin,3. 1839
Lge 8vo.[π8] 1-186 192. Folding engraved map showing course of the voyage, & 24 engraved plates/views after drawings by Marchebeus. Numerous vignette engravings within letterpress. Light dampstain to upper corner throughout; Some light foxing. Contemporary quarter calf by Arnaud; gilt spine; rear upper corner damaged..marbled endpapers.

Marchebeus, who refers to himself as an architect to the govenment, has written an account of the first steamer cruise to the Levant which took place April-August 1833.
The work is dedicated to King Otto 1st of Greece, whose brother Crown Prince Maximillian of Bavaria was one of the passengers.
The plates are after drawings made by Marchebeus. and include views of Marseille, Genoa & Malta and in Scicily: Messina Catania, Syracuse & Palermo; in Greece: Navarino, Nafplion, Hydra, Ægina Corinth, Athens (3) ,Sunium, Syra & Tinos: in Turkey:Smyrna Dardenells/Gallipoli, The Hippodrome in Constantinople, the Bosphorus from the French Embassy .
Giradeau wrote another account of the cruise, published in 1835.
Blackmer/ Navari:1075; Blackmer Sotherby's:809. 265 by 165mm (10½ by 6½ inches).   ref: 1962  €1500

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