French, 1590–1650 / French 1566-1630
Histoire des chevaliers de l'Ordre de S. Jean de Hierusalem - (History of the Knights of the Order of S. John of Jerusalem)
First edition – EXTREMELY RARE
Jean BAUDOIN & Anne de NABERAT
Michel Soly, Pierre Billaine and Gervais Alliot
This first edition rare book contains numerous illustrations along with 4 large copper engraved plans one of which is the extremely rare map of Cyprus “Isle de Cipre” which was engraved by H. Raignauld and designed to illustrate the presence of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem on the island after their expulsion from the Holy Land in 1291. (Stylianou 110).
Hardcover book with period leather binding. Dimensions: 36 x 23.3 cm
Condition: The book is in reasonably good condition considering its age of nearly 500 years. There is some fraying of the leather binding and some water staining on pages at the later third of the book.
private collection, Cyprus