2 French account of the Siege of Candia (Heraklion)..with fortif


Description: [LA FEUILLADE, François Aubusson de].
Journal de l'expedition de Monsieur de la Feuillade, pour le secours de Candie. Par un volontaire.
Lyon, Jean Thioly, 1669. 12mo. With woodcut printer's device on title-page, some woodcut initials and head-and tailpieces and 1 engraved folding plan of the fortification of Candia (20 x 28.5 cm). Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine and sprinkled edges.
€ 4,750
Rare first edition of a journal of an expedition to Candia (Heraklion), Greece, commanded by François d'Aubusson, duc de la Feuillade (1625-1691), to help the Venetians during the Siege of Candia (1645-1669) against the Ottoman Empire. De la Feuillade had already fought the Ottoman forces at the battle of St. Gothard in 1664 and volunteered to help. With assistance from Pope Clement IX he equipped 500 men at his own expense. The journal was written as a letter by a volunteer on the expedition.
With ownerships inscription on first fly-leaf "Ex-libris Stephani...estie, 1670". Very good copy.
Blackmer 859; Goldsmith, BMC STC French E-575; WorldCat (3 copies); for La Feuillade: NBG XXVIII, cols. 731-733.
  • Number: 1012672
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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