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Description de L'Arabie d'apres les Observations et Recherches faites dans la Pays meme.


Copenhague, Nicolas Möller, 1778. 4to. Bound in a fine (20th Century) full calf. Raised bands. Gilt lineborders on spine. Titlelabel with gilt lettering. Engraved title-vignette. XLIII,(3),372 pp., folded table, 1 large folded map (Terræ Yemen) and 24 engraved plates (of which 6 are charts, many large folding). The large map with some browning and foxing. Otherwise clean and fine, wide-margined, printed on good paper.

First French edition of Niebuhr's famous classical account of his Arabian travel, being the first scientific expedition to Arabia Felix. With the famous map of Yemen (35x55 cm.) and the large folded map of the Arab Gulf (Mare Rubrum seu Sinus Arabicus), which is the first map at all to mention Kuwait."Niebuhr was one of the best scientific travellers that ever lived... His works have long been classical, and even now must be consulted by any who desires to have the most trustworthy accounts,.." (Enc. Brit. 9th ed.).

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