London: Printed for Sir Richard Phillips and Co., 1820. Small 4to.; pp. 122. Complete with 4 engravings including the engraved portrait frontispiece of Ali Pacha Vizier of Janana. Bound in recent light brown half oasis morocco with maroon title label and gilt titles to spine, marbled boards. Some 25 leaves have been added at the end to give the book a more appealing thickness. Offsetting of text on to plates and frontis on to title page with browning. A handsome copy. Voyages and Travels, No. 4, Vol. IV. The French government appointed Francois Pouqueville as consul general in Janina, to the court of Ali Pasha Tepelena, after the successful publication of his first travel memoirs, Travels in the Morea, to Constantinople, Albania and several other parts of the Ottoman Empire in the years 1798, 1799, 1800 and 1801 (Paris 1805). He remained in Epirus from 1806 to 1815, had a close personal relationship with the "Lion of Janina" and was able to travel widely in the region. His "Travels in Epirus, Albania, Macedonia, and Thessaly," London 1820, offers a detailed description of his impressions of Epirus and southern Albania in early 1806. Item #40195
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