Westport: Greenwood, 1981. 511 pages, thick 8vo, rust cloth. Westport: Greenwood Press, (1981). Fine.
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Barcelona: Poligrafa, 1978. 82 illustrations, mostly in color. 4to, yellow cloth, d.w. (Barcelona): Poligrafa, (1978). First edition. A near fine copy.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. 18 pages of black & white illustrations. 616 pages of text, 4to, black cloth, red inset on front cover. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (2001). Corner bumped, else fine.
Paris: Jean Francois de La Harpe. Map. Engraving. Image measures 8.5 x 10". Sheet measures 9.5 x 11". This beautiful map of the Arabian Peninsula dating to 1740 was issued by Nicolas Bellin. The map shows incredible detail along the coastline with little inland detail. Identifies the pearl banks along the coast of Bahrain. Several other coastal features, shoals and banks are also noted. Qatar is identified as Katara. A beautiful rococo style title cartouche adorns the lower left. The...
Paris: Rigobert Bonne. Map. Engraving with original outline coloring. Image measures 8.5 x 12.5". Sheet measures 10 x 15.5". This map of the Arabian Peninsula dating to circa 1780 includes Egypt, the horn of Africa and part of Southwest Iran. Pictorial elevations rendered throughout as well as town names, rivers and lakes. The map is in very good condition with full margins. Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795) was one of the most important cartographers of the late 18th century. He served as...
1582. Map. Hand colored engraving. 13" x 18 1/2". Four views of the major ports of Arabia (Yemen) and Mombaza, Quiloa and Cefala. These Indian Ocean trading ports were important supply points for traders in the Far East. Georg Braun (1541-1622) was a Catholic cleric who edited the "Civitates orbis terrarum," a collection of 546 prospects, bird's-eye views and maps of international cities. Hogenberg created the tables for the first 4 volumes. Together, these two geographers created a work that...
Augsburg: Johann Praetorius, 1658. Miniature map. Hand colored engraving. Image measures 2.5" x 5". Detailed early map of the Arabian peninsula. Red Sea is named "Mar di Mecca" Published in "Historiae universalis auctarium". Latin text on verso. Page marked "XXIV" and "Græ." Gabriel Bucelin was a Swiss genealogist and map author who produced many fine quality miniature maps.
London: George Bell, 1907. 2 volumes. Thick 12mo, 2 frontispieces (1 a chromolithograph), folding color map 15 plates (2 folding, 1 double page) plus illustrations throughout the text; a lovely set in original burgundy cloth stamped in gilt on spines. London: Bohn, 1907. Volume 2 spine is a bit faded, still overall near fine.
Privately Printed: The Burton Club, 1940. 16 volumes (10 plus 6 Supplemental) with frontispiece plate in each. Tall 8vos, handsomely bound in publisher's black cloth with silver and gold embossed covers and spines; uncut edges, top edge red. Privately printed by The Burton Club, (no date, circa 1940). Ownership signature on endpaper of first volume, and some light wear at spine ends, still a very good(+) set.
Privately Printed: The Burton Club, 1940. 16 volumes (10 plus 6 Supplemental) with frontispiece plate in each. Tall 8vos, handsomely bound in publisher's black cloth with silver and gold embossed covers and spines; uncut edges, top edge red. Privately printed by The Burton Club, (no date, circa 1940). Volume 1 has spots on the front cover, otherwise a very good(+) set.
Privately Printed: The Burton Club, 1940. 16 volumes (10 plus 6 Supplemental) with frontispiece plate in each. Tall 8vos, handsomely bound in publisher's black cloth with silver and gold embossed covers and spines; uncut edges, top edge red. Privately printed by The Burton Club, (no date, circa 1940). Some wear on 3 of the spines. A very good(+) set.
Lille: L. Daniel, 1898. Illustrated with 2 b/w plates. 18pp with text in French. Tall slim 8vo pamphlet, sewn. Lille: Imprimerie L. Daniel 1898. A very good(+) copy with inscription from the author.
London: Thames & Hudson, 1971. Illustrated with 8 color plates, 134 b/w plates and 41 line drawings. 267pp. Large 8vo, yellow cloth, d.w. (d.w. has small chip on top and bottom spine ends, bottom edge slightly worn). New York: McGraw Hill, 1971. A fine copy in a slightly edge-worn dust wrapper. From the New Aspects of Archaeology series, edited by Sir Mortimer Wheeler.
London: William Faden, 1803. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. 23" x 30". This rare map of Africa by William Faden after De La Rochette from 1803 shows the entirety of the continent. Madagascar is included and a tiny inset map of the Azores upper left. An engraving with hand coloring, it outlines and highlights different regions, kingdoms, and territories. Much of the interior of the continent has tribal notations and there is an interruption in the projection at the equator...
Paris: Chulliat, 1923. Color plates by Adam Styka, lettered tissue guards, decorative borders and title pages, unopened. Slim 4to, orginal pictorial wrappers, small chips at top and bottom of spine. Paris: Chulliat, (1923). Near Fine. One of 465 numbered copies.
Paris: Compagnie des Libraires, 1697. Thick folio, pp. , 1059, ; rubricated title page, woodcut ornaments and initials; full contemporary calf, gilt- decorated spine. Spine in 7 compartments, leather on top 2 sections missing, lower section chipped, edges quite rubbed, damp stain in upper hinge affecting margins of first 30 pages. Some pages evenly toned. Based on the immense Arabic bibliography (the Kashf al- Zunun) of Hadji Khalfa (Katip Çelebi), of which this is largely an abridged translation. This volume...
London: Collins, 1960. 8vo, black boards, d.w. London: Collins, (1960). First Edition. Fine. Adventure novel, set in the Persian Gulf.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1962. Foreword by Wendell Phillips. 56 black-and-white photographic plates, 11 with drawings and maps. xix + 480 pages, 4to, red and black cloth-backed boards, d.w.; dust wrapper minor edgewear. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, (1962). A fine copy in a very good dust wrapper.
London: Thames & Hudson, 2000. Beautifully illustrated by Tim Beddow with 214 photographs, including 171 in color. Thick 4to, brown cloth, d.w. (London: Thames & Hudson, 2000). First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust wrapper.
Nurnberg: GmbH, 1983. 26 color plates plus more than 150 illustrations. 172pp., 4to,, blue cloth; bottom corners lightly bumped. Nurnberg: GmbH, (1983). One of 2,000 copies. A very good (+) copy. Supplemental Volume 3A. Text in both German and English.
Padua: 1713. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 5.75 x 7.5". Sheet measures 12.25 x 8.75" This rare map of the Holy Land shows the areas of ancient Syria and Lebanon along the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the island of Cyprus. Published in 1713, it is elaborately decorated with pictorial mountains, forests, and cities, as well as decorative ships and sea creatures in the water. A title cartouche set on waves is topped with scrollwork and a shell...
Garden City: Doubleday, 1935. Frontispiece and other illustrations. 672pp. Short thick 4to, handsomely rebound in 3/4 beige morocco, gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands and brown leather label. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1935. First American edition published for general circulation. A fine copy.
New York: Knopf, 1976. 160 illustrations in color and 330 black & white photographs, drawings, and maps. 360pp. Wide 4to, green cloth, creased d.w. New York: Knopf, (1976). First American edition. A sunned but still near fine copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper. Published in association with the American Heritage Publishing Co. Text by Bernard Lewis, Richard Ettinghausen, Oleg Grabar, Fritz Meier, Charles Pellat, A. Shiloah, A.I. Sabra, Edmund Bosworth, Emilio Garcia Gomex, Roger M. Savory, Norman Itzkowitz, S.A.A....
Edinburgh: Lizars, William, 1842. Map. Lithograph with original hand color. Sheet measures 18.75" x 22.25". This appealing 1842 map of the Arabian Peninsula, with Egypt and Nubia was issued by William Lizars. It extends from the Mediterranean Sea and Syria south as far as the Horn of Africa and the Gulf of Aden. Beautifully detailed, the map notes several towns, cities, rivers, islands, coastal features, and topographical features. In Egypt and Abyssinia, ruins are identified. Several caravan routes, including the...
Madrid: Instituto Hispano-Arabe de Cultura, 1975. Hundreds of black & white illustrations. 461 pages of text, 4to, burgundy cloth, slightly scuffed. Madrid: Instituto Hispano-Arabe de Cultura,1975. Near fine.