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

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Lot closed - Sold For:$960
Estimate:
$1,500 - $2,500

Title:
Description de l'Arabie, faite sur des observations propres et des avis recueillis dans les lieux mêmes
Author:
Niebuhr, Carsten
Place:
Amsterdam / Utrecht
Publisher:
S. J. Baalde / J. van Schoonhoven
Date:
1774
Description:

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
Condition:
Boards rubbed, a bit of wear to spine; a near fine copy, quite clean internally.
 
Item number:
304464
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