Aubry de la Motraye, frontispiece to 'Travels through Europe, 1723

Aubry de la Motraye, frontispiece to 'Travels through Europe, 1723

Aubry de la Motraye (1674-1743)
Frontispiece to 'Travels through Europe, Asia, and into Part of Africa'
1723
Engraving on paper
Published in London
Museum no. 15370:19

Motraye travelled for 26 years, from Scandinavia to the Middle East and Africa. In his book, he described the history and situation of these regions. This frontispiece, with its globe, marine map and battle scene, suggests the adventures and danger that travel promised during this period.