1776 Niebuhr Reize naar Arabia Antique book about Oman Includes first map of Muscat Oman

1776 Niebuhr Reize naar Arabia (incl townplan Muscat)

Reize naar Arabie en andere omliggende landen (and) Beschrijving van Arabie, uit eigene waarnemingen en in 't land zelf verzamelde narigten uit het hoogduits vertaald .

Author / Publisher:  Carsten Niebuhr / S.J. Baalde ; J. van Schoonhoven  1776 en vermeerderd 2 delen.


Book details:

Rare book. In 1761, at the invitation of Frederick V, King of Denmark, Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) joined a Danish government-sponsored scientific expedition to explore the Arabian Peninsula, known as Arabia Felix. The five other members, who would die all during the expedition, were Peter Forrskal, a Swedish naturalist, Christian Kramer, a Danish physician and zoologist, George Baurenfeind, a German artist, Friedrich von Haven, a Danish linguist, and a former Swedish military man named Berggren. They disguised as Muslims, sailed on a ship carrying pilgrims to the Arabian port of Jidda. Niebuhr's account of his journey in Arabia and the Persian Gulf provided Europeans with the first comprehensive descriptions of the region; his map of Yemen was the first to detail scientifically and in detail that portion of the Arabian Peninsula Reize in Arabie: Content: VIII p;3 leaves;484 p;1 leave; 7 leaves; 455 p. includes 2 engraved frontispieces;124 (many folded) engravings, maps and plans including a large map of Yemen Includes the first accurate map of Yemen. Half leather.

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