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Sandwich Island notes.New York, Harper & Brothers, 1854. 8vo. Full-page wood-engraved frontispiece portrait of Alexander Liholiho and 21 wood-engraved illustrations (9 full-page) in text. 20th-century blue half cloth.
493, [1] pp.Lively and often quoted travel narrative on Hawaii and one of the few accounts of this period that includes a visit to Molokai. Bates arrived in Honolulu from San Francisco on January 15, 1853, in the capacity of roving correspondent for a San Francisco newspaper. He made an excursion up Nuuanu, and then continued his travels around the island, stopping at and describing Kaneohe, Kualoa, Waialua, Mokuleia, and Ewa. An extensive tour of Kauai occupies nine chapters. On Hawaii the writer made an extensive examination of Kohala, and then continued to Waimea, Waipo Valley and Kawaihae, where he found that the latter village had been devastated by a smallpox epidemic. Some spotting. Good copy of a 19th-century narrative on Hawaii.l Forbes 1996; Hill 18; Judd 14.
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De aanmerkenswaardigste en alomberoemde zee- en landreizen der Portugeezen, Spanjaarden, Engelsen en allerhande natiën: zoo van Fransen, Italiaanen, Deenen, Hoogh- en Nederduitsen als van veele andere volkeren. Voornaamenlyk ondernomen tot ontdekking van de Oost- en Westindiën, midsgaders andere verafgelegene gewesten des aardryks.The Hague, widow of Engelbrecht Boucquet and sons; Leiden, Jan van der Deyster, and Boudewijn and Pieter van der Aa, 1727. 8 volumes. 1mo and folio. With 7 (of 8) engraved frontispieces (lacking that of volume 4), 4 engraved dedications, 117 engraved maps on 61 leaves, 7 engraved plates and 502 engravings in text. Further with 127 (of 128) title-pages (including a general title-page, a title-page to 7 (of 8) volumes, lacking that of volume 4, and 118 for the separate works). Volume 1-3 & 5-8: contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges; volume 4: modern calf.
Folio-edition of Van der Aa's voluminous collection of important voyages to the East and West Indies and other countries, undertaken by all European countries, other than the Dutch. Including voyages by Acosta, Balby, Cabot, Cavendish, Chester, Columbus, Cortes, Coutinho, Da Cunha, Drake, Evesko, Frobisher, Gallonye, Da Gama, Garay, Garcia, Gilbert, Jenkinson, Harcourt, Herberer, Magallanes, Mildenhal and Cartwright, Mouette, Petelin and Andrasko, Raleigh, Saris, De Soto, etc.The work is partly based on Johan Lodewijk Gottfried's rare Historia antipodum (1631), but largely extended by Pieter van der Aa, known for his ambitious projects. Where other publishers were primarily concerned about the profits, Van der Aa wanted to publish outstanding books. For the present series of travels he either reused and revised older Dutch translations or had the original accounts translated for the first time into Dutch. In 1706 he already started publishing the translated voyages both in small (8vo) and large instalments (folio), and a year later he published a 28-volume set of the 8vo editions. The folio editions were afterwards issued and divided in four large collections of two volumes each. The present issue, is a reissue of these four collections with their own independent tile-pages and frontispieces, and ads a new general title-page and list of subscribers. Some occasional spots, a couple minor restorations and a few wormholes; a very good set, but with the fourth volume from a different and heavily trimmed set, in a modern binding and lacking the frontispiece and the title-page to the volume. The seven volumes with contemporary bindings slightly worn along the extremities and with some minor wear on the sides, but otherwise very good.l Cordier, Sinica, cols. 1942-1943; Muller, America 1889; Sabin 3 note; Tiele, Bibl. 10; for Van der Aa: P.G. Hoftijzer, Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733), Leids drukker en boekverkoper (1999).
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Atlas van de zeehavens der Bataafsche Republiek, die van Batavia en Onrust. Mitsgaders de afbeeldingen van de haring visscherij en de walvisch vangst. In een-en-dertig kunstplaaten naar het leven afgebeeld ... Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, 1805. Large folio. With engraved title-page and 31 double-page engraved views (ca. 28.5 x 39.5 cm) showing Dutch harbours with a wide variety of sailing boats and ships. Modern half calf.
XII, 135 pp.Rare complete copy of the first edition of an account of harbours and roadsteads in the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies, by the bookseller and historian Cornelis van der Aa (1749-1816), written to accompany the 31 beautiful and luxurious plates drawn and engraved ca. 1772 to ca. 1781: large engraved views of the harbours, showing a wide variety of boats and ships, with people engaged in fishing or trade and 2 showing herring fishing and whaling. They were first published in a print series and several single prints ca. 1779 to ca. 1781, but those showing the harbours and roadsteads at Batavia and the nearby island Onrust in the East Indies and those showing harring fishing and whaling do not generally appear in the sets of prints.With a contemporary presentation inscription on the half-title. With some minor stains on a few plates, but otherwise in very good condition and with generous margins. The binding with a couple tiny scratches, but otherwise fine. Magnificent views of the busy harbours of the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies ca. 1780.l Cat. NHSM, p. 319; Tiele, Bibl. 3.
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De gedenkwaardige en al-om beroemde voyagien der Spanjaarden na West-Indiën, namentlijk in het Zuyder- en Noorder-gedeelte van het eertijds onbekende America ... Alles onlangs uyt het Spaans in 't Nederlands getrouwelijk vertaalt ... Het tweede stuk.Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, [ca. 1711]. Second volume (of 2). 1mo. With engraved title-page, 14 engraved maps (7 leaves with 2 maps each), and 41 engravings in text. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum, boards with a large blind-tooled centrepiece with the initials H.B.
Large paper copy of the second volume of the so-called "folio-edition" of a collection of accounts of the voyages undertaken by the Spaniards to the West Indies and America. The voyages are arranged chronologically, including the glorious voyages and expeditions of the renowned Hernando Cortes to New Spain and Mexico in 1518 and the following years, journeys by land and sea, to the main coast of Chiribichi, the strait of Magellan, Cubagua, Chicora and New Spain in 1520 by Alonso de Ojeda, by Hernando Magallanes through the straits discovered by him, voyages in the West Indies in 1523 and the following years of Francisco de Garay from Jamaica to Panuco, of Pedro de Alvarado from Mexico to Guatemala and of Diego de Godoy from Mexico for the exploration and pacification of various provinces. This volume also includes the daring voyage of Sebastian Cabot with three ships undertaken for the Moluccas, and through much misfortune and ignorance miscarried to the Rio de la Plata. Included in the latter is the voyage of Diego de Garcia, for further discoveries along the coast of America in the year 1526.With armorial bookplate. Some leaves somewhat browned and an occasional marginal waterstain. In very good condition. Binding slightly rubbed and soiled.l Muller, America 1887 & 1888; Tiele, Bibl. 7 (noting copies printed on large paper); STCN (5 copies); cf. Sabin 3, note; for Van der Aa: P.G. Hoftijzer, Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733), Leids drukker en boekverkoper (1999).
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Icones arborum, fruticum et herbarum exoticarum quarundam a Rajo, Mentzelio, aliisque botanophilis quidem descriptarum, ast non delineatarum. Ut et animalium peregrinorum rarissimorum, tam volatilium, quam quadrupedum ac aquatilium, in extremis oris et desertis Indiarum et aliis locis repertorum.Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, [ca. 1720]. Oblong 4to (22.5 x 27 cm). With an engraved, illustrated title-page, letterpress dedication and note to the reader (the latter with a woodcut decorated initial) and 80 etched and engraved plates (9 folding).Contemporary half calf, paste-paper sides, gold-tooled spine.
engr. title-page + [2] pp. plus 80 plates.First and only edition of a very rare collection of 80 engravings and etchings, depicting exotic trees, other plants and animals from the East and West Indies, Africa and China. The species depicted include coffee, tea, balsam, tamarind and sycamore trees, guava fruit, litchi (labeled in Chinese characters), and lions, monkeys, snakes, fish, a manatee, Indians fishing with snakes, Chinese fishing with birds, and fictitious animals such as a unicorn, flying dragon, etc. The plates probably came from several sources, for they appear to be from different hands. Many of the botanical illustrations had appeared earlier in John Ogilby, Africa being an accurate description of the regions of Ægypt (1670) and Olfert Dapper, Description de l’Afrique (1686). Van der Aa may have commissioned other plates himself, since some appear in his atlas La galerie agreable du monde, also from ca. 1720. The text in the plates is in Latin or Dutch, or both, and the engravings have been numbered in the lower right corner. The last plate (80), with the word “finis” below right, shows a farm house and horse-drawn cart flanked by scenes of farmers sowing, plouging and harvesting with the Leiden fortress and a church in the background, the whole in a decorated cartouche with human figures (with farming attributes), the Leiden coat of arms in the centre of the foot and the words "Soli Deo Gloria" on a banner at the head.The title and note to the reader indicate that the compiler wished to illustrate botanical and zoological species described by John Ray, Leon Rauwolff and Christian Mentzel. The work was published in Leiden by Pieter van der Aa, who also signed the dedication to Herman Boerhaave, suggesting he probably edited it as well. Most bibliographies date the series ca. 1720. The series is very rare, often incomplete and few libraries have any copy at all.Paper slightly browned throughout, title-page cut short at foot, a small tear and a piece missing from the margin of plate 62, plate 70 cut down and mounted with loss. Binding slightly rubbed. Otherwise in very good condition.l Bridson/White B63; Nissen, BBI 2339; Pritzel 10778; STCN (3 compl. & 1 incompl. copies); WorldCat (6 copies).
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Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen na Oost en West-Indiën, ... gedaan; zedert het jaar 1521 tot 1524 ... [volume 10].Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1707.Comprising:(1) Vervolg der roemwaardige zee- en land-reysen des dapperen Ferdinand Cortes; aan de vaste kust van Mexico en Nieuw-Spaanje. Gedaan in 't jaar 1521, en vervolgens.Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1706.(2) Drie verscheyde togten ter zee en te land in de West-Indien, gedaan in 't jaar 1523 en vervolgens. De eerste door Franciscus de Garay van Jamaica na Panuco; de tweede door Pedro d'Avarado van Mexico na Guatemala; de derde door Diego de Godoy; mede van Mexico.Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1707.(3) Scheeps-togt van Johan de Verrazano, Florentyner, na Florida.Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1706.3 works in 1 volume. 8vo. With 15 engraved double-page plates and 4 engraved folding maps. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges.
[8]; 418, [26] pp.; [2], 41, [5] pp.; [2],31, [4], [1 blank] pp.First edition of the tenth volume of the 8vo edition of a collection of travelogues, compiled by the publisher and cartographer Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733). The complete collection, consisting of 28 volumes, covers important voyages to the East and West Indies and other countries from 1246 to "this day" (1696), undertaken by all European countries other than the Dutch. The present volume deals with voyages during the years 1521-1524 to the "West Indies", including North America, Mexico, and Nicaragua. The three works were meant for publication, with a general title-page and index. The first work gives a chronological account of the explorations and conquests of the Spanish conquistadors Hernán (Ferdinand) Cortes (1485-1547) and Dil Gonzales Davila, and the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521). The second text, entitled Drie verscheyde togten..., deals with voyages to the West Indies by Franciscus de Garay, Pedro d'Alvarado and Diego the Godoy. The book ends with a small work on the voyages of the Florentine navigator Giovanni de Verrazano (ca.1485-1528), including a report on French voyages and colonies in Canada and Florida. With bookplate. Minor browning and a waterstain on some of the last pages. Binding rubbed and slightly damaged. Overall in very good condition.l Alden & Landis 707/2; Howgego, to 1800, C193, C194, M16 and V32; Sabin 3; Tiele, Bibl. 5.
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Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en landreysen, na Oost en West-Indiën, mitsgaders andere gewesten, ... zedert het jaar 1611 tot 1616.Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, 1707. 9 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary vellum, with a silver fastening at the fore-edge (Germany, 18th century).
First edition of the 25th volume of the 8vo edition of a collection of travelogues, compiled by the publisher and cartographer Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733). The complete collection, consisting of 28 volumes, covers important voyages to the East and West Indies and other countries from 1246 to "this day" (1696), undertaken by all European countries other than the Dutch. The present volume deals with voyages during the years 1611 to 1616 mostly to the East Indies, but also including an account of an embassy to the King of Ethiopia and the accounts of two voyages of the British Captain John Smith (1580-1631) to New England (West Indies). The majority of the voyages to the East Indies included here were undertaken by the British East India Company, mostly visiting India, including several accounts of the Mughal Empire and its ruler.A few folding plates slightly creased, a marginal water stain on the first three leaves and occasionally a small spot. Otherwise in very good condition.l Sabin 3; STCN 159668123; for Van der Aa: P.G. Hoftijzer, Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733), Leids drukker en boekverkoper (1999).
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Dizionario storico delle vite di tutti i monarchi Ottomani.Rome, Luigi Vescovi, Filippo Neri, 1786. 4to. Contemporary sheepskin parchment.
XXXII, 392 pp.First edition of an alphabetical dictionary of the Ottoman Empire, in Italian, with entries for the biographies of the Emperors, other prominent people, accounts of the cities and other topographic entities, the Quran (under "Alcorano"), architectural terms, religions and many other subjects. The entries are quite detailed, many covering several pages. With a library stamp at the foot of the title-page. With a faint water stain at the head of the first few leaves, not reaching the text, and occasional minor foxing, but otherwise in very good condition and with generous margins. The binding with a small torn hole and several small worm holes in the spine, but still good.l Atabey 2; ICCU UBOE 028414; not in Blackmer.
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Correttissima Santa Croce per facilissima istruzzione de' fanciulli.[Rome], Francesco Ansillioni, [ca. 1750]. Small 8vo. With 2 nearly full-page woodcuts (the Holy Virgin on the front cover and a monk with a shining nimbus containing the word “charitas” around his head on the back cover) and 7 small religious woodcuts in text. Front and back cover and the first two pages with alphabets and numbers in ornamental woodcut borders. Sewn.
[16] pp.Only copy located of a Latin ABC book for children, published in Italy, starting with alphabets on the back of the title-page and continuing on the next page, also introducing the Latin names for the punctuation marks and including reading exercises in one-syllable words. As in many ABC books, the alphabets are followed by the most important prayers and texts from the catechism, for example the Lord's Prayer, which is followed by the Ave Maria and some other prayers in Latin to the Holy Virgin, Benedictus, Angelus Dei, antiphons, a list of symbols of the twelve apostles, prayers for during the mass, litanies (for example of the Blessed Virgin Mary), etc. This tiny book shows the strong 18th-century connection between children's education and religion: when learning to read and to write, the young children had to concern themselves with religious texts. We couldn't trace any other copy of this rare ABC book, which is beautifully illustrated with small religious woodcuts. The book collates A-B4.Some water stains, otherwise in good condition. A very rare Latin ABC book.
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Den striit ende dat leven vanden vromen campioenen (naervolghers vanden alder vroomste[n] capiteyn onsen Heere Jesus Christus gebenedijt) der glorieuser mannen die twaelf apostelen. Antwerp, Hendrik Wouters (colophon: printed by Matthias van Roye for Hendrik Wouters, 5 March 1574). 8vo. With the title in a border built up from arabesque typographic ornaments and woodcut publisher's device on the otherwise blank final leaf. Set in textura gothic type, with incidental roman and extensive italic. With the bifolium K4.5 replaced by a very precise near contemporary (ca. 1600?) manuscript copy. Contemporary limp vellum with a wrap-around flap on the back cover.
[220] ll.Most complete copy known (the only other lacking 4 leaves) of the last edition of the very rare Dutch translation by Jan vanden Bosch, alias Berckelaer, of lives of the twelve Apostles, supposedly written in Hebrew in the first century AD by Abdias, the first bishop of Babylon and an associate of the Apostles Simon and Jude. Pope Paul IV declared it apocryphal in the 1550s, and modern scholars support this, suggesting that the work was compiled from various sources (some now surviving and some not) in the late sixth century. The text is now important both for preserving information from some early sources that have not survived and for its influence on later Christians. It is also important as an extremely rare edition by the Antwerp printer Matthias van Roye and publisher Hendrik Wouters. The fact that Jan vanden Bosch translated the Latin into Dutch and published it about ten years after the Pope declared the text apocryphal shows that its popularity and influence could not easily be countered. Peeter van Keerberghen first printed and published the Dutch translation at Antwerp in 1567. We have located only 8 copies counting all editions together, including the incomplete ones. The present Dutch translation first appeared at the height of the religious turmoil that was sweeping through the Low Countries, culminating in the iconoclasm of the years 1566-1568. Lacking one bifolium, but it must have been lost soon after the book was published, for it was replaced at an early date by a manuscript copy, also on an octavo bifolium. Though these two leaves show no watermark, the handwriting appears to date from ca. 1600. The title-page is somewhat worn, with tattered edges (reinforced at one spot with a piece of tape) but not affecting the type, and the manuscript bifolium has come loose and is somewhat tattered at the edges. The book is otherwise in good condition, most leaves very good, and only slightly trimmed. The sewing supports have broken where they were laced through the vellum cover, so that the cover has come loose from the bookblock, the front endleaf is torn and chipped, and the vellum cover is somewhat wrinkled and dirty. The most complete of the only two copies known of the last (1574) edition of the only Dutch translation of a 6th-century collection of biographies of the twelve Apostles.l KVK & Worldcat (1 copy, lacking 4 ll.); cf. Belg. Typogr. 5, 6, 7740; Machiels 5-8;USTC 407639, 409815, 409817.
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Kaart van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden met algemeen overzicht en aanteekening van het vestingstelsel.[Utrecht, Kemink and sons, 1874]. With 6 large double-paged lithographs (each ca. 58 x 71 cm) that together form a large map, some details hand-coloured. Half cloth.
6 large double-page lithographs that can be assembled to form a large map of the Netherlands (scale 1:200,000), highlighting its fortification. The fortresses and other defence works are highlighted in red and the areas that can be deliberately flooded for tactical purposes are coloured blue/green. Included at the foot of the map is a cartouche with a detail showing the fortifications of Amsterdam’s lines of defence (stelling van Amsterdam). At the lower right is a long list of the most prominent fortifications in lines of defence throughout the Netherlands.Binding damaged, large part of the paper covering the front board gone, cloth spine damaged and partly loose. Map in very good condition.l Algemeende aardrijkskundige bibliographie van Nederland I, p. 47.
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Vida, e virtudes do Admiravel Padre Joam Cardim da Companhia de Jesu Portuguez natural de Vianna de Alentejo. Évora, University Press, 1659. 4to. With engraved frontispiece portrait of the Jesuit João Cardim. Contemporary goatskin parchment.
[14], [2 blank], 440, [8] pp.First edition of a biography of the Portuguese Jesuit João Cardim, written by Sebastien d'Abreu (1594-1674), also paying attention to his two uncles who were missionaries in the Far East and Brazil. His uncle Antonio Francesco Cardim (1596-1659), travelled for a few years as a missionary in China, Japan and other areas in the Far East. He was the Jesuit superior in Macau when the shogun of Japan forbade all voyages from Macau to Japan. "Cardim ... sent to Lisbon a report that was printed in 1643 of the execution at Nagasaki in 1640 of four Portuguese emissaries sent to Japan from Macau. Translations of this account quickly appeared in French, Italian and Dutch... In 1645 he published at Rome his Relatione of Japan in which he also deals at length with the missions in Macao, Tongking, Cochin-China, Hainan, Cambodia, and Siam, placed within the Jesuit Province of Japan where he had worked from 1623-1638" (Lach & Van Kley). The other uncle, Fernão Cardim (d. 1625), was an influential Jesuit in Brazil, one of the first who went to the mission posts there. He became director of a college in Rio de Janeiro and was made "provincial" of the local area.Lacking final endpaper and the bookblock partly detached from the binding. Some of the red paint from the sprinkled edges is found in the margins of the title-page and the engraved portrait and a few leaves are slightly browned. Otherwise still in very good condition.l De Backer & Sommervogel I, col. 26; cf. Howgego, to 1800, C39; Lach & Van Kley, p. 348, 378.
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Historia dos soberanos Mohametanos das primeiras quatro dynastias, e de parte da quinta, que reinarao na Mauritania,..Lisbon, Academia real, 1828. 4to. Contemporary motted sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.
[4], 454, [4] pp.First edition of the Portuguese translation of an Arabic historical work written by Abu-Mohammed Assaleh el Abdel-Halim. The work deals with the Almoravid and Almohad dynasties who ruled the southern part of Spain and the north-western part of Africa from the 11th up to the 13th century. Abu-Mohammed Assaleh mainly focusses on Morocco, Fes and Mauritania. Little is known about the author except that he lived in Granada, Spain, in the year 726 (1325/1326). The text was translated by the Franciscan Antonio Moura (1770-1840), probably from the original manuscript, and is perhaps the only translation of the original Arabic text, since no other translations could be found.Browned throughout, with a few marginal waterstains and some occiasional small spots. Binding worn along the extremities. A good copy.l Innocencio IV, 241.
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Libro de agricultura. ... Tomo I[-II].Including: BROECK, Victor van den. Catecismo de agricultura.VILLE, Georges. Abonos químicos conferencias agrícolas.Seville, Biblioteca Científico Literaria; Madrid, Victoriano Suarez (colophon: printed by Salvador Acuña y Comp., Seville), 1878. 2 volumes. Imperial 16mo (18 x 11.5 cm). Later half turquoise sheepskin.
512; 552 pp.Second Spanish edition of a classic 12th-century Arabic treatise on agriculture, known in Arabic as Kitab al-filaha. Most of the book deals with agriculture, including fruits, vegetables, grains (including rice), legumes and cotton, with discussions of soils, the benefits of letting fields lie fallow, crop rotation, fertilizers, irrigation, pruning, grafting, ploughing, making preserves, and plant diseases. The last few chapters discuss animal husbandry, including horses and animal diseases. It was the most comprehensive Arabic treatise on the subject, incorporating large parts of the most important earlier works on the subject, most notably the work of Ibn Wafid. Zakariya also made use of classical Greek sources.With bookplates. Slightly browned and with two or three leaves with minor marginal defects, but still in good condition. Bindings very good. A comprehensive practical guide to agriculture, originally written in Arabic ca. 1185.l REBUIN (4 copies?); cf. Schnurrer 425 (1802 ed.).
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[Photograph archive and album. Album title]: Visit to Lahore of His Highness Skeikh Zayed bin Sultan Alnahayyani the ruler of Abudhabi (16th to 28th November, 1967).[Pakistan, 1967-1971]. An archive of 183 photographs: 133 loose black and white photographic prints (ca. 30 x 25 cm), 30 smaller ones (ca. 5 x 6 cm) numbered and mounted together on a single sheet of paper, and 20 additional prints in the album. Further with numerous rolls of original medium format negatives.Original black half morocco album, green cloth sides with title and emblem of the United Bank Limited Pakistan on the front board.
A trove of unpublished photographs depicting two official visits to Pakistan by HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The earlier visit, in 1967, is documented by a separate photo album containing images of the visit to Lahore, the second largest city of Pakistan, from 16 to 28 November 1967. The album opens with a picture of HH Sheikh Zayed arriving in his car; later pictures show him being honoured and presented with an album very similar to the present one, and in the company of officials representing Pakistan’s United Bank Limited (UBL). Almost 20 years later, in 1986, Sheikh Zayed would donate a hospital to the city, now the "Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex", one of the leading medical institutions in Pakistan.The 30 small photographs show an audience with Sheikh Zayed as well as a banquet in his honour, attended by various Pakistani dignitaries including Agha Hasan Abedi (1922-1995), the illustrious founder of UBL. These photos, apparently clipped from a set of medium format contact prints, are mounted on a sheet of coated black photographic paper.The largest set in size and number shows the state visit that took place on 20-22 January 1970 at the invitation of President Yahya Khan (1917-1980). It provides extensive documentation of the large Abu Dhabi delegation being formally received by Yahya Khan, who served as president of Pakistan from March 1969 to December 1971. Many show HH Sheikh Zayed shaking hands with and speaking to President Yahya; others show the airport reception, formal dinners, speeches, but also informal conversations, members of the delegation handling falcons, and numerous high-ranking Abu Dhabi retainers. Among the persons depicted is again Agha Hasan Abedi, but there are also several pictures of Butti bin Bishr, secretary to Sheikh Zayed, and Ahmed bin Khalifa Al Suwaidi, the first Minister of Foreign Affairs of the UAE and personal representative of Sheikh Zayed. President Yahya Khan had been "one of the very first international leaders to reach out to Sheikh Zayed after the UAE had been founded and had, prior to this, in July 1970, been instrumental in creating an agreement to provide technical assistance to the then Trucial States. With the December 1971 union agreement approaching, Pakistan was quick to forge even closer ties, and Khan had been one of the first foreign leaders to offer his congratulations and reiterate his country’s support when the UAE was born. Full diplomatic ties were then quickly established, and Pakistan became one of the first to extend recognition to the new country ... All his life Sheikh Zayed had held a personal affinity for Pakistan. He had hunted there extensively, came to know the people, its culture and lands, and enjoyed close ties with leaders" (Wilson).From the estate of Azhar Abbas Hashmi (1940-2016), Pakistani financial manager and eminent literary patron with close ties to Karachi University. Hashmi served the UBL for many years, becoming its vice-president before founding several important cultural organisations and becoming known as a man of letters in his own right. Thanks to his close connections with the Gulf states, Abu Dhabi provided funds to build Karachi University’s faculty of Islamic studies, as well as its Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre and it mosque, Jamiya Masjid Ibrahim.The majority of the photographs are entirely unmarked, but they occasionally show an Arabic inscription or stamp on the reverse. Some of the loose photographs slightly scuffed along the edges, with an occasional nick or small tear, but otherwise in fine condition. Binding of the album slightly rubbed. An important collection of at least largely unpublished photographs concerning the Sheikh of Abu Dhabi’s visits to Pakistan in the last years before the formation of the UAE, entirely unknown and without counterparts in the UAEhistory, Keystone or Hulton/Getty press photo archives.l Cf. G.H. Wilson, Zayed: man who built a nation, pp. 111-112.
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