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Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1819. Large copper engraved folding plan of Saint Sepulcre. Octavo, , 460pp. Contemporary tree calf, some scuffing barely visible. Decoratively gilt spine, red leather spine label, marbled edges. Rare text volume to accompany Forbin's illustrated atlas folio work on the Levant. Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1819. Near Fine. Forbin (1770 %u2013 1841) was Director of museums of France in 1816, a position that would allow him a year-long tour throughout the Levant, authorized to purchase antiquities.....
Israel: Steimatzky's, 1969. Endpapers illustrated with a detail of a map of the Holy Land from a seventeenth century copper engraving; profusely illustrated in black and white with several additional full-bleed color plates. 223 pages, large 8vo, brown cloth with decorative gilt stamping, dust wrapper. Israel: Steimatzky's Agency Limited, in association with Weidenfeld and Nicholson, London. (1969). A fine copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper.