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Niebuhr, Carsten."
Reize naar Arabie en andere omliggende landen.Amsterdam, S.J. Baalde; Utrecht, J. van Schoonhoven and company (colophons: Utrecht, printed by J.J. Besseling), 1776-1780. 2 volumes. 4to. With engraved vignette by N. van der Meer on each title-page, 94 plates (30 folding) and 31 maps and plans (7 folding, the folding map of Yemen hand-coloured in outline). 19th-century half calf. Untrimmed."
1761. Viii, [6], 484, [2]; [16], 455, [1] pp.Dutch translation of an important account of the Royal Danish Expedition (1761-67) to the Middle East, Egypt, Persia and India, the first scientific expedition to this area. The original German edition was published at Copenhagen in 1744-1778 under the title Reisebeschreibung nach Arabien und anderen umliegenden Landern. ''In volume Ii, p. 317 he [Niebuhr] begins his description of the journey from Beit el Fakih in the coffee mountains. This is accompanied by three engravings'' (Hunersdorff). There are some 40 other references to coffee in this work, including the journey from Sana'a to Mocha. The plates, the same as used for the first German-language edition, include many views of cities, antiquities and statues, natives in traditional dress, hieroglyphs, Arabic script, musical instruments, a reception with the Iman of Sana'a (Yemen) and views of the mosque in Meshed Ali. The 31 maps and plans cover Constantinople, the Nile, Dschidda (Jeddah) in the province of Mecca, Bombay, the palace of Persepolis, Muscat, the Persian Gulf, Baghdad, Mosul, etc. Niebuhr's map of Yemen, the first exact map of the area ever, remained the standard for the next 200 years.Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) was the sole survivor, and his work represents an important contribution to the study of the Middle East.Bindings worn. Large-margined copy of a famous account of a voyage to the Middle East, Egypt, Persia and India in fine condition.l Howgego, to 1800, N24; Hunersdorff, Coffee, p. 1081; Tiele, Bibl. 796; cf. Atabey 873-874; Cox I, pp. 237-238; Gay, Bib … [Click Below for Full Description]
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