Description of France, Lorrain, Alsace, Switzerland, Republic of Geneva, Savoy, and Piedmont, 1727-1728.

Author
Wise, Matthew [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
  • English
  • French
Description
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Compiled/​Created
1727-1728.
Summary note
The diary contains a full itinerary, with records of each stage of the journey, and of the inns at which Wise stayed, and consists mainly of physical descriptions of cities, with information on the architecture, history and features and the function of principal buildings. There is also much information in particular on large cities including Paris, Tours, Basel, Bern, Geneva, Turin, and especially Strasbourg, for which translations of several earlier guides are included. There are also notes on sites near these cities. While staying at Paris, for example, Wise visited Versailles, Marly, and Saint-Germain-en-Laye. The volume has an index at the end and is written in both English and French, on facing pages.
Notes
AMDigital Reference: Osborn C 284
Original version
Original version: 170 pages ; 22 cm.
Location of originals
Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, Yale University
Language note
English, French.
OCLC
1373886109
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