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Travels, or Observations relating to several parts of Barbary and the Levant

Travels, or Observations relating to several parts of Barbary and the Levant

Thomas Shaw (1694–1751), an early eighteenth-century travel writer, documented his experiences in the Levant, Sinai, Cyprus, and, indeed, most of North Africa. While working as a chaplain in Algiers from 1720 to 1733, he explored widely and made numerous observations on architecture, antiquities, geography, geology, and natural history. Every engraved plate in the Travels bears a dedication to a patron; the plate above is dedicated to Jacob Beauclerc, canon of Windsor.

 
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