Description de l'Arabie, d'après les observations et recherches faites dans le pays même. Arabia, Carsten Niebuhr.
Description de l'Arabie, d'après les observations et recherches faites dans le pays même

Description de l'Arabie, d'après les observations et recherches faites dans le pays même.

Copenhagen: Chez Nicolas Möller, 1773.

First edition in French, with half-title. 24 plates, two of which have hand-colored diacritical marks (of Arabic text) and initials; folding genealogical table; large fold-out map hand-colored in outline. 1 f. (half-title), [i]-xliii, [xliv-xlvi], [1]-372 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Full period raintree calf, spine gilt, boards tooled with floral border gilt. Short closed tear in folding map repaired, some minor dampstaining in margins. Fine. Gay 3589; Atabey 873; Freeth and Winstone pp. 61-89; not in Blackmer. Item #212288

With the large fold-out map of Yemen hand-colored in outline. Niebuhr really only covered a small triangle of Yemen in his exploration, but as Palgrave stated"... that (his) intelligence and courage which first opened Arabis to Europe.". He was the source for Gibbon on Arabia.

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