Σχινάς Ν. (Shinas N.), “Οδοιπορικαί Σημειώσεις Μακεδονίας, Ηπείρου, νέας οροθετικής γραμμής”, (Travel notes of Macedonia, Epirus and the new border line), Αθήνα (Athens), 1886-87. First edition in 12o, 15x11cm, COMPLETE WITH THE 9 NAUTICAL CHARTS OF MACEDONIAN PORTS, THE FIRST EVER PRINTED IN GREEK. Contemporary publishers boards, complete all three volumes of text, 872p. (continuous pagination). A very good copy. Shinas (a Greek military officer) has been sent to Macedonia and Epirus after the annexation of Thessaly in Greece, to gather information for the adjacent provinces of the new Greek borders. He provides a very precise travel account, full of unique information for Macedonia before the beginning of Macedonian struggle. Roads, populations, trade, customs, architecture, everything careful noted. Of particular importance are the 9, mostly folded, lithographed nautical charts of several Macedonian ports and bays (OFTEN MISSING, but PRESENT here). These are the very first ever printed in Greek (and designed by a Greek, Shinas himself), for Macedonian coastline. Although Shinas, obviously took into consideration previous British Admiralty charts, he had also included information of the Greek navy first chartering, conducted in the 1880s (as the alterations from the contemporary British charts testified). For military reasons he had not included in the publication some main ports charts. EXTREMELY RARE.