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Thomas Nugent (1700-1772)
Thomas Nugent (ca. 1700 - 1772) was an Anglo-Irish gentleman travel writer and antiquary. He travelled across North Germany in 1766. His travelogue was published in two volumes in the form of letters to an imaginary friend.
- Travels through Germany - With a particular account of the courts of Mecklenburg: In a series of letters to a friend; Embellished with elegant cuts.
- The History of Vandalia. London, 1766-1773.
The Grand tour; or, a journey through the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and France. Containing, I. A description of the principal cities and towns, their situation, origin, and antient monuments. II. The public edifices, the seats and palaces of the princes and nobility, their libraries, cabinets, paintings, and statues. III. The produce of the countries, the customs and manners of the people, the different coins, their commerce, manufactures, learning, and present government. IV. An exact list of the post-routes, and of the different carriages by water and land, with their settled prices. By Mr. Nugent. The third edition, corrected, and considerably improved. To which is now added, the European itinerary. ...Thomas Nugent