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Voyage en Arabie & en d'autres pays circonvoisins - NIEBUHR, Carsten - 1776. 
Amsterdam S.J. Baalde -1780 1776 - First edition. 2 volumes, 4to, 2 engraved titles, 124 engraved plates (many folding), folding map of Yemen, old stamps to titles, contemporary half calf, corners worn, a very good set. The famous account of the Royal Danish Expedition (1761-1767) to the Middle East, Egypt, Persia and India, the first scientific expedition to this area. Of the five scientists Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) was the sole survivor and his work represents an important contribution to the study of the Middle East. The expedition journeyed through Arabia, Palestine, Syria, Persia and Asia Minor. His companions having fallen out, Niebuhr continued the journey by himself and came back with rich material. This work contains his observations and an account of his experiences. Those in Nineveh and also the Yemen and Hadramaut were particularly important. The work is accompanied by an attractive set of plates which show coins, costume, military practices, etc. as well as containing a large map of the Yemen. Cox I, 237. [Attributes: First Edition]
[Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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