Malte-Brun C., “Annales des Voyages de la geographie et de l’histoire ou collection des voyages nouveaux les plus estimes… des relations originals inedites…”, Paris, 1809-1814. Second edition, enlarged and corrected, of this famous collection of travel accounts. Contemporary full leather gilt, slightly rubbed, interior generally clean. Complete: twenty five (25) volumes, in 8vo 20x13cm, with all the sixty one (61) copper engraved plates (two coloured, many folded). Malte Brun, a Danish scientist, brought up a new initiative towards the growing European interest for travel accounts and new discoveries. He issued, in a form of independent volumes, several travel accounts in first edition. Each volume was compiled with the more recent discoveries, blended with engraved views and maps by the best geographers of France, like Lapie. Each independent volume was published every three months (in periodical basis), covering all new developments in travel and discoveries. This enlarged edition includes 25 volumes (all that have ever appeared). Although covering all the world, these volumes contain rich travel accounts about Greece (Peloponnese, Lemnos, Pilio etc) and the Levant, like the first travel account for Paphlagonia in Asia Minor (the original manuscript is today lost), and very important maps, like the first map of Bulgarian coastline, of Caucasus, of Cattaro bay, nautical chart of Lemnos (Λημνος). An IMPRESSIVE collection of travel accounts.