Lot 2335
Autumn Auction: Decorative Art, Interiors, Silver, Jewellery, Classic Cars and Books & Prints
[ARABIA] – NIEBUHR, C. Beschryving van Arabie, uit eigene waarnemingen en in ’t land zelf verzamelde narigten [..]. Uit het hoogduits vertaald, en Vermeerderd met een volledig register van ’t geheele werk.

“Te Amsterdam by S.J. Baalde, Te Utrecht by J. van Schoonhoven & Comp.”, 1774, [6],XXXXI,[1],408[=406],[10(of 12) index],[2] pp. With engr. title (incl. a vignette by N. van der Meer Jr.), 7 (double-p.) engr. maps/ plans (of which 2 fold.), 18 engr. views/ plates (of which 3 fold.) by i.a. N. van der Meer Jr. & 1 fold. letterpress table. Large 4to, contemp. calf, gilt ribbed spine with green mor. letterpiece. – ADDED: a partly incomplete copy of J.B. TAVERNIER, “De zes Reizen [..]. Deel 2-3. [Dutch transl. by J.H. Glazemaker]” (1682, 2 (of 3) parts in 1 vol. With 46 engravings (of which 13 folding). Lacks vol. 1. With defects: sold with all faults, not subject to return). (2x)

¶ Ad 1: Tiele 795. Gay 3589. Cf. Cox I, p. 237. First Dutch (& only) translation of a description of Arabia by the German traveller Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) illustrated with views (i.a. of Mecca & Medina) and maps (i.a. a large fold. map of the Red Sea: “Mare Rubrum seu Sinus Arabicus [..]” by Th. Koning, ca. 76,5 x 20,5 cm.). – Lacks text-leaf Nn1 (pp. 281-282) & 1 index-leaf (Fff2). With defects (fold. map of Yemen (“Terrae Yemen [..]”) lacks lower part, 1 fold. view partly torn/ repaired with tape). Sold with all faults (not subject to return).

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Hamerprijs: € 425