Description de l'Arabie, faite sur des observations propres et des avis recuellis dans les lieux mêmes. Amsterdam, S.J. Baalde, & Utrecht, J. van Schoonhoven, 1774.
. 4to. Pp. xlii, 372, (xvi) table and errata. As usual missing a half-title. With one large folding map of Yemen and 24 engraved plates, including some folding maps. Contemporary calf, rebacked. Bookplate and signature (Michael Kearney). Second French edition of Niebuhr's account of the important Danish expedition to Arabia during the years 1761 to 1767. (It was originally published in German in 1772). Niebuhr was hired as a cartographer and he was the only one who survived the expedition and returned overland through Persia, Palestine and Constantinople. Niebuhr made maps of the area, especially of Arabia and Yemen, which were considered the best available for a long time. Niebuhr's map of the Persian Gulf is the earliest to mention Kuwait. Most of the original engravings were designed by the artist G.W. Baurenfeind who died on the way to Bombay, the other plates were by Niebuhr himself. The plates depict clothing, food, coins, inscriptions, agriculture, mosques, etc., engraved by N. van der Meer and are considered superior to other editions. Cox, i. p.237. Gay 3389. Lipperheide Lc6.
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