Lot 71 of 312:
Account of Arabia with plates & maps, 1773  

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Description de l'Arabie, faite sur des observations propres et des avis recueillis dans les lieux mêmes

Niebuhr, Carsten

Amsterdam / Utrecht

S. J. Baalde / J. van Schoonhoven



xlii, 372, [15] pp. With 25 leaves of plates & maps (6 folding). (4to) 36.5x21 cm (10½x8¼"), period calf-backed marbled boards, spine tooled in gilt, raised bands.

The first European attempt at a complete account of Arabia and its people. The plates include fine maps of the eastern coast of the Red Sea, Yemen, and the Persian Gulf, and views of the mosques of Mekkah and Medina.

Lot Amendments

Boards rubbed, a bit of wear to spine; a near fine copy, quite clean internally.

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