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Mekka - Hurgronje, Snouck - 1888. [1218795]
Haag, Nijhoff, 1888-89. - 1 volume of plates ("Bilder-Atlas"). Atlas: 65 mounted photographs on 30 plates; Atlas vol.: contemp. half cloth folder with cover label. Lacking the two text volumes. Rare atlas volume containing all the plates, issued in merely 100 copies. The Dutch orientalist Snouck spent a year in Mecca and Jeddah during 1884/85 and was married to a Mecca woman. He was the first non-muslim to visit the city outside the annual pilgrimage. The photographs, taken by himself and an Arabic physician, are among the earliest to show Mecca and its pilgrims. The vintage photographs, much sought as the earliest photographic documents of the city, its dignitaries and its pilgrims, are preserved in perfect condition. The cloth folder is damaged. Henze V, 177. Macro, Bibl. of the Arabian Peninsula 233 & 1239. Dinse 443. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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