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Beirut: Les Editions Dar an-Nahar, 1994. Many illustrations (color and b/w), some mounted. 240 pages + appendix. Folio, stamped blue silk cloth, dust wrapper; corners lightly bumped. Beirut: Les Editions Dar an-Nahar, 1994. Avec les compliments de la Banque Audi. First edition. A very good(+) copy. Inscribed on presentation page sponsored by Banque Audi: "Dear [...] with lots of best wishes May and Raymond Audi"
1776. Map. Hand colored engraving. 21 1/2" x 17 1/2". Beautiful map of Lebanon and surrounding regions from 1776. Shows the eastern portion of the Mediterranean Sea and part of Cyprus, and the coast of Syria and Lebanon. Towns, rivers, mountains, lakes, and other topographical features are noted and a key at the bottom explains icons, letters, and other notations. A simple compass rose sits in the Mediterranean. Soft hand coloring outlines important borders, areas, both for informative purposes, as...