TRAVELS IN ARABIA, by John Lewis Burckhardt - 1829 [Vol 2] foldout maps, antique book
TRAVELS IN ARABIA, John Lewis Burckhardt 1829 [Vol 2] foldout maps, antique book
Travels in Arabia, Vol 2 Comprehending an Account of Those Territories in Hedjaz Which the Mohammedans Regard as Sacred
by John Lewis Burckhardt
This book includes his notes on The Pilgrimage, Medina and Yembo, and his return to Cairo. The 10-part appendix includes a section of Arabic words in Arabic text along with their phonetic transliteration. Includes three foldout maps. 431 pages. 6 x 8..25 inches.
FIRST EDITION. Published by: Henry Colburn, London. 1829.
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.
- Original boards and binding.
- Exterior is very rough, with detached boards.
- Signatures are exposed in places behind badly chipped spine.
- Interior text is in markedly better condition, with expected toning in places, and occasional smudge.
- Foldout maps are in excellent condition.
- Front pastedown has State Library of Trenton book plate.
- Light pencilled number on top of title page.
- Pastedowns and feps are very toned with some browning and stains.
- Last page is loose from text block.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784-1817) was a Swiss traveler, geographer, and orientalist. He wrote his letters in French and signed Louis. He is best known for rediscovering the ruins of the ancient Nabataean city of Petra in Jordan. As Europeans were generally unwelcome and considered infidels, he often traveled and wrote under a different name, and was eventually buried with that name in Cairo.
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