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Niebuhr, Carsten




"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Description de l'Arabie






"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Copenhague, Moller 1773. First French edition (first German, 1772, also in Copenhagen) (Gay 3589; Brunet 20581; PMM...) In quarto; contemporary full calf, spine gilt. 24nn leaves; 372 pp; 1 nn leave (fe de errata), 7 maps and 18 plates, some folding (incl. two sheets on Arab calligraphy, handcoloured and including two folding maps: Yemen (handcoloured in outline) and the Red Sea). Front plate loosening itself from spine. Else mint copy.





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"font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) led a Danish expedition into Arabia & Yemen. The expedition took Niebuhr to Yemen (1761-1763), from Yemen to India, Bombay (1763-64) and from India into Mesopotamie and Persia (1764-67). His report gave Europe the first comprehensive description of the region from a XVIII century, rational viewpoint . He was also the first European to report on the spread of the Wahhabi revolution, an Islamic fundamentalist movement that had tremendous influence on the history of Arabia (Waldman, 1992). His map of Yemen is the first scientifically based map of that country.


Niebuhr, Carsten

Niebuhr, Carsten


Description de l'Arabie


Copenhague, Moller 1773. First French edition (first German, 1772, also in Copenhagen) (Gay 3589; Brunet 20581; PMM...) In quarto; contemporary full calf, spine gilt. 24nn leaves; 372 pp; 1 nn leave (fe de errata), 7 maps and 18 plates, some folding (incl. two sheets on Arab calligraphy, handcoloured and including two folding maps: Yemen (handcoloured in outline) and the Red Sea). Front plate loosening itself from spine. Else mint copy.


Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) led a Danish expedition into Arabia & Yemen. The expedition took Niebuhr to Yemen (1761-1763), from Yemen to India, Bombay (1763-64) and from India into Mesopotamie and Persia (1764-67). His report gave Europe the first comprehensive description of the region from a XVIII century, rational viewpoint . He was also the first European to report on the spread of the Wahhabi revolution, an Islamic fundamentalist movement that had tremendous influence on the history of Arabia (Waldman, 1992). His map of Yemen is the first scientifically based map of that country.

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