CARNE'S RICHLY ILLUSTRATED TRAVELS TO SYRIA, THE HOLY LAND, AND ASIA MINOR
(HOLY LAND) CARNE, John. BARTLETT, W.H., Illustrator. Syria, The Holy Land, Asia Minor, &c. Illustrated. First, Second, and Third Series. London: Peter Jackson, late Fisher, Son & Co., (1842). Three volumes bound in one. Quarto, modern half olive calf, raised bands, green morocco spine label. $2200.
Early edition, richly illustrated with 117 lovely full-page steel-engraved views after W.H. Bartlett and others. Attractively bound.
"Carne resolved to visit the holy places, and accordingly left England on 26 March 1821. He visited Constantinople, Greece, the Levant, Egypt, and Palestine… His talents for society brought him into familiar intercourse with Scott, Southey… and other distinguished men of letters" (DNB). Noted landscape and scenic illustrator Bartlett traveled all over Europe, the Middle East, and North America, collaborating with a number of writers on illustrated travel books. The engraved views in the present work include Damascus, Tarsus, Antioch, Jaffa, Alexandria, Tripoli, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and other ancient sites. With engraved vignette title pages in each volume in addition to letterpress title pages, and two maps (Vol. III). First published 1836-38; this edition with undated title pages but with Advertisement dated 1842. See Blackmer 291.