Rollin M., “Histoire Ancienne des Egyptiens, des Carthaginois, des Assyriens.., des Macedoniennes, des Grecs”, Paris, 1741. FIRST edition of one of the most influential book of 18th century. Tall 4to, 27x20cm. Complete 6 impressive volumes and the 13 folded maps drawn by D Anville and several fine illustrations in the text. Titles in red and black, p, 574, , 714, , 831, , 712, , 852, , 816. Maps fine, text clean, some scattered light spotting. A very good copy. Contemporary full leather, very slightly rubbed. Edges of pages marbled. This is the first systematic scientific attempt to present the whole history of the Levant world during ancient times. A remarkable achievement made during enlightenment time. More than five volumes talk about Greece. The 13 folio maps newly drawn by D’ Anville, the best French geographer of the time, are among the best maps for Greece and the Levant up to the early 19th century. This work had so profoundly influenced its contemporaries that has been reedited up to the middle of the 19th century. AN IMPRESSIVE WORK.