Karamania, or a Brief Description of the South Coast of Asia
Karamania, or a Brief Description of the South Coast of Asia

BEAUFORT, Francis. Karamania, or a Brief Description of the South Coast of Asia Minor and of the Remains of Antiquity … Collected during a Survey of that Coast, under th…

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BEAUFORT, Francis. Karamania, or a Brief Description of the South Coast of Asia Minor and of the Remains of Antiquity … Collected during a Survey of that Coast, under the Orders of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, in the Years 1811 & 1812 … Second edition. London, Printed for R. Hunter, 1818.

8vo. School-prize binding of full polished calf (lettered and ruled in gilt) by Rugby School, awarded in 1835 to Charles John Gibb (re-backed); pp. x, [2], 309, [6], engraved folding map as frontispiece, 6 engraved maps and plates, 13 engraved headpieces (maps and views); plates and maps with foxing, tiny marginal flaw to title-page; otherwise a good copy.
A very rare survey of the southern coast of Asia Minor, including the identification of ancient sites of cities, temples and fortresses, carried out by one of the most important hydrographers of Britain. In 1810 he had been 'appointed to the frigate Frederiksteen. During the two following years he was employed in surveying the south coast of Turkey and exploring the spectacular classical ruins, then quite unknown to Europeans. His work was brought to an untimely end by an attack by some Turks on his boat's crew on 20 June 1812. Beaufort was badly wounded in the hip, and after months of danger and suffering at Malta was obliged to return to England, and the Frederiksteen was paid off on 29 October' (ODNB).
See Atabey 81 and Blackmer 103.

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