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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"
Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1664. Map. Hand-colored engraving. Measures 21" x 25." Mid 17th century map of Syria and Lebanon showing the eastern portion of the Mediterranean Sea to just east of the Euphrates into Mesopotamia. Damascus, Beirut and many other cities are named along with mountains and forests. A handsome man holds a bundle of wheat while leaning on the title cartouche. Jan Jansson was part of an influential family of map publishers from the Netherlands throughout the 17th century.....