Hogrewe, Johann Ludwig
Beschreibung der in England seit 1759. angelegten, und jetz grostentheils vollendeten Schiffbaren Kanale, zur innern Gemeinschaft der vornehmsten handelstadte Nebst einer Bersuch einer Geschichte der inlandischen Schiffahrt, und aller, bis jezt, in=un aus
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Hannover: H. M. Pockwitz, 1780. First edition ([xii], iv, [ii], 165) with nine (of ten) fine hand-coloured folding sketches of canal installations, maps of English canals and waterways. Absent Tabula VII . Quarto (26.5 cm) in full calf, gilt titles and decorations to spine, rubricated edges. Text in German. With the bookplate of Adolph Hugel. To conduct a survey of British canals George III selected the German engineer Johann Hogrewe who, a few years after visiting Britain, published this report which in addition to describing British canals also discusses canals from an historical perspective as well as describing those found right across Europe, from the Netherlands to Russia. (Well, it does make for a more substantial volume.) Spine skilfully repaired, new matching endpapers; tips and edges a bit worn. First few pages of text lightly toned and with a few spots; otherwise a clean, solid copy.
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