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Niebuhr, Carsten
Description de l'Arabie, faite sur des observations propres et des avis recueillis
Amsterdam e Utrecht, Johannes van Schoonhoven e Steven Jacobus Baalde, 1774. In 4° (255 x 206 mm); XLII, 372,erratapp.Later endpapers,half title,Engraved titel page, 1 folding genealogical table and 24 plates (some folding ) and a large folding map at the end.Contemporary leather with red spine label and slight spine guilding. - Second French edition of the famous account of Arabia.Niebuhr participated as an astronomer and naturalist in the expedition undertaken on behalf of the Danish king from which he returned as the sole survivor. The travelogue covers Constantinople Egypt Sinai Persia Bombay Kurdistan etc. Its location and cartographic coverage of southwestern Arabia are of particular importance. Nice clean and crispy copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: INTERAMNIA [LONDON, United Kingdom]
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