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Arabie.
Arabie. Femme de la Mecque.
L. Massard, del. Choubard, sc.
Voy. en Asie, Burckhard, Pag. 147. [French, n.d., c.1820.]
Fine hand coloured stipple and engraving, sheet 250 x 160mm. 9¾ x 6¼". Outer edges of the paper time stained.
An Arab woman wearing a veil, but one breast exposed. John Lewis Burckhardt 1785-1817 was an explorer and traveller who studied at the universities of Leipsic and Gottingen before coming to London where under the patronage of Sir Joseph Banks he was commission by the Africa Association to explore the interior and hopefully find the source of the Niger. He is now better remembered for his travels in the Muslim countries of North Africa and the Middle East where dressed as a Turk from Syria he travelled with the caravans and undertook the Pilgrimage to Mecca. He died of dysentry in 1817 after recording his travels until that time. This is an illustration from one of his volumes.
[Ref: 22347]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[Arab.]
[Arab.] Arabe du Desert.
J.B. I. Haussard sculp.
Avec Privil. du Roi. [n.d. c.1714.]
Engraving. Platemark 360 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾") mint with very large margins.
Plate from 'Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Levant', a set of one hundred plates depicting the costume of the Levant, based on paintings in the collection of the Marquis Charles de Ferriol, ambassador from the court of Versailles to the Sublime Porte from 1699 to 1710. The work had a profound effect on how the European conception of Turkey. After Jean-Baptiste Vanmour (1671-1737), the Flemish-French painter, who Ferriol brought with him to Istanbul at the age of eighteen. Ferriol commissioned at least a hundred paintings from Vanmour, which served as the source for the engravings in the 'Recueil' and are now in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
[Ref: 47027]   £260.00  
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An Arab Bagpiper & Soldier.
Drawn by Lt. Coll. L. Johnson. Engraved by T. Fielding.
Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, London, May 28, 1818.
Hand coloured aquatint. Sheet 210 x 270mm (8¼ x 10½").
A genre scene from the Middle East. From 'A journey from India to England, through Persia, Georgia, Russia, Poland, and Prussia, in the year 1817' by Lieut. Colonel John Johnson.
Abbey Travel: 518, 2. BL 001885750.
[Ref: 19539]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Arab Chief, Crossing the Desert.
Arab Chief, Crossing the Desert. Equestrian Gallery, by Victor Adam. No 7.
Victor Adam del.
London, published by Charles Tilt 86, Fleet St. [n.d., c.1838].
Lithograph, sheet 330 x 470mm (13 x 18½") A full sheet; some light foxing. Repaired hole in design lower left.
A mounted arab with lance, after Victor Adam (1801 - 1866).
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[Arab Street Vendor.]
[Arab Street Vendor.] 32.
Roger Irriera [signed in pencil to right.]
Edité par la S.te Les Graveurs Modernes. 194, Rue de Rivoli, Paris_1926. Copyright 1926 by Les Graveurs Modernes_Paris.
Mixed-method. Plate 412 x 515mm. 16¼ x 20¼". Laid on board.
Arab men in the street, the centre figure selling his goods from his laden donkey. Men on benches at the side of the street talking and relaxing; children in the street playing. Roger Jouanneau Irriera (1884-1957) was a French soldier who served during the Second World War. In the 1920s he spent time in Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt and the Sudan. He later lived for several years in Algeria. He also provided illustrations to "L'Afrique du Nord française dans l'histoire" (1937). Many of Irriera's works are now in the collection of the Musée de l'Armée, Paris.
[Ref: 22724]   £220.00  
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[Araba. Camelle.]
[Araba. Camelle.]
[Imp. Lemercier & C.ie Paris.]
[Cremière, édit. 28 rue de Laval.] [n.d. c.1860.]
A very fine chromolithograph. Proof. 278 x 361mm. 11 x 14¼".
Outside an arab city, warriors sit on their camels on guard.
[Ref: 18933]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[A dhow.]
[A dhow.]
[Unsigned, n.d., c.1820s.]
Watercolour, c.165 x 235mm. 6½ x 9¼".
A moored dhow traditional Arab sailing vessel with its owner sitting on the shore. A drawing from life by a skilful amateur artist from a sketch book of scenes on a voyage of the ship 'Elphinstone'. She was a sloop in the service of the Honourable East India Company launched c.1824 which travelled to the Mediterranean, around the southern tip of Africa and on to the East Indies and Australia. The identity of the artist who travelled on board the Elphinstone drawing the different landscapes and scenes he saw is not ascertained. The sketch book is inscribed in ink with the initials 'W.B.' on the front endpaper.
[Ref: 9421]   £150.00  
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A woman selling bread.
A woman selling bread.
[Engraved by Daniel Lizars after Carsten Niebuhr.]
[Edinburgh, 1792.]
Rare engraving. Sheet 160 x 105mm (6¼ x 4¼"). Trimmed close to image and around title.
A view from 'Travels through Arabia' by Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815), translated into English by Robert Heron. The German explorer is renowned for his travels through the Arabian peninsula as a member of an expedition of which he was the only survivor.
[Ref: 37806]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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An Arab on Horseback.
An Arab on Horseback.
Daniel Lizar[s] [after Carsten Niebuhr.]
[Edinburgh, 1792.]
Rare engraving. Sheet 160 x 105mm (6¼ x 4¼"). Trimmed close to image and around title, losing part of the inscription.
A view from 'Travels through Arabia' by Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815), translated into English by Robert Heron. The German explorer is renowned for his travels through the Arabian peninsula as a member of an expedition of which he was the only survivor.
[Ref: 37805]   £40.00   (£48.00 incl.VAT)
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[Arabs Praying.]
[Arabs Praying.] 121.
Roger Irriera [signed in pencil to right.]
Copyright by 1924, Les Graveurs Modernes. 194, Rue de Rivoli, Paris.
Mixed-method. Plate 591 x 451mm. 23¼ x 17¾". Laid on board.
Arab men inside a temple preaching and praying. Their teacher standing in window frame; pots and mugs on the counter behind. Roger Jouanneau Irriera (1884-1957) was a French soldier who served during the Second World War. In the 1920s he spent time in Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt and the Sudan. He later lived for several years in Algeria. He also provided illustrations to "L'Afrique du Nord française dans l'histoire" (1937). Many of Irriera's works are now in the collection of the Musée de l'Armée, Paris.
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[Arabs resting outside a Temple.]
[Arabs resting outside a Temple.] 32.
Roger Irriera. [signed in pencil to right.]
Edité par la S.te Les Graveurs Modernes. 194, Rue de Rivoli, Paris_1926. Copyright 1926 by Les Graveurs Modernes_Paris.
Mixed-method. Plate 412 x 515mm. 16¼ x 20¼". Laid on board.
Outside a temple; arab men and travellers sit, a laden donkey in the centre waiting. Roger Jouanneau Irriera (1884-1957) was a French soldier who served during the Second World War. In the 1920s he spent time in Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt and the Sudan. He later lived for several years in Algeria. He also provided illustrations to "L'Afrique du Nord française dans l'histoire" (1937). Many of Irriera's works are now in the collection of the Musée de l'Armée, Paris.
[Ref: 22722]   £220.00  
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A Bedouin Woman. Making Butter.
A Bedouin Woman. Making Butter.
Pub.d by R. Ackermann, London, 1821.
Coloured engraving. Sheet 135 x 85mm (5¼ x 3¼").
An Bedouin arab woman making butter in an animal skin hung from a tree. From 'The World in Miniature; edited by Frederick Shoberl', containing a translation of Castellan's 'History of the Turks'.
[Ref: 39153]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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A Bedouin Woman. A Bedouin Arab.
A Bedouin Woman. A Bedouin Arab.
Pub.d by R. Ackermann, London, 1821.
Coloured engraving. Sheet 135 x 85mm (5¼ x 3¼").
An bedouin arab man, woman and child. From 'The World in Miniature; edited by Frederick Shoberl', containing a translation of Castellan's 'History of the Turks'.
[Ref: 39154]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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View of El Medinah, the Burial Place of the Prophet.
View of El Medinah, the Burial Place of the Prophet. Taken From the Harrah (Or Ridge) West of the Town.
R. Burton Del.t. Hanhart Lith.
[n.d., c.1855.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet size: 140 x 225mm (5½ x 8¾"). Large margins. Foxing.
Plate 6 from the second volume of Richard Francis Burton's 'Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Mecca', 1855-1856. In the spring of 1853, noted linguist and explorer Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) started his most famous and important journey. Burton undertook the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina in disguise at a time when Europeans were forbidden access.
Abbey: 368.
[Ref: 37263]   £260.00  
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Infant's School Pictures No. II.
Infant's School Pictures No. II.
Printed by C. Hullmandel.
London Published by James Nisbet, 24, Berners Street, and Edmund Fry, 73, Houndsditch. [n.d., c.1845.]
Hand coloured lithograph, sheet 280 x 380mm. Holes to margin where pinned. Small tear from lower edge. Some soiling.
Desert animals captioned mainly of camels. From a set of educational lithographs for schools.
[Ref: 10913]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Voilà la Monnoie des tributs que paye le Roi de Portugal.
Voilà la Monnoie des tributs que paye le Roi de Portugal.
J.M. Moreau le Jeane, Del. N. De Launay sculp. 1780.
[Geneva: Pellet, c.1780.]
Engraving with large margins. 280 x 215mm (11 x 8½").
Alfonso de Albuquerque (1453-1515), a Portuguese adventurer, built a fortress in Hormuz in 1509, dominating the entrance of the Persian Gulf. An insurrection by his lieutenants weakened him, but when the Persians demanded tribute from the Portuguese, Albuquerque showed him some guns and cannon balls and said 'Here is the tribute the king of Portugal will pay'. A plate from the Abbé Raynal's 'Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens des Européens dans les deux Indes', a study of colonialism heavily influenced by the Englightenment, banned in his native France in 1779.
[Ref: 31841]   £260.00  
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Jeddah  [titled on reverse].
Jeddah [titled on reverse].
John G. Noble.
January 29th 1852.
Watercolour. Sheet 165 x 275mm (6½ x 10¾").
A view of Jeddah from the Red Sea, a European warship at anchor in the foreground. An Arab on a raft performs his dawn prayer. Noble travelled to India with his brother(?) James via the overland route through Suez in 1852.
[Ref: 45635]   £690.00  
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View of Malay Road, from Pobassoo's Island.
View of Malay Road, from Pobassoo's Island.
Painted by W. Westall A.R.A. F.L.S. Engraved by S. Middiman.
Pub.d by G & W. Nicol, Pall Mall. Feby. 12 1814.
Engraving. 255 x 323mm. 10 x 12¾".
A view in Australia; a man holding a spear looking out into the bay. From 'Views of Australian Scenery...a separate issue of the 9 plats by Westall from Flinders' A Voyage to Terra Australis'.
In the NLA and State Library of Victoria.
[Ref: 20350]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Pilgrims resting on their route to Mecca.
Pilgrims resting on their route to Mecca.
T. Allom. W.H. Mote.
Fisher, Son & Co. London & Rue St. Honore, Paris. [n.d. c.1840.]
Steel engraving. 273 x 209mm. 10¾ x 8¼".
Pilgrims smoking from hookah pipes, resting around a fire on their way to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
[Ref: 22638]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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View of El Medinah.
View of El Medinah. Taken From the Harrah (Or Ridge) West of the Town.
R. Burton Del.t. Hanhart Lith.
[n.d., c.1855.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet size: 140 x 225mm (5½ x 8¾"). Large margins. Slight foxing.
Plate 1 from the first volume of Richard Francis Burton's 'Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Mecca', 1855-1856. In the spring of 1853, noted linguist and explorer Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) started his most famous and important journey. Burton undertook the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina in disguise at a time when Europeans were forbidden access.
Abbey: 368.
[Ref: 37262]   £260.00  
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[View of the Prophet's Mosque, near Medina]
[View of the Prophet's Mosque, near Medina] Prospect der Mosquéen wo das Grab des Mahomets zulehen ist, bei der Stadt Medina [...]
[Leipzig, 1725]
Engraving with very large margins, scarce; platemark 300 x 430mm (11¾ x 17"). Text in French and German; foxing around edges.
The Al-Masjid al-Nabawi, the mosque in Medina which houses the remains of the Prophet Muhammad and is the second holiest site in Islam. . The mosque was built by Muhammad and his companions from 622 CE, and was enlarged several times. This early print shows the mosque before extensive additions in the 19th century. Numerous locations are identified by a key (included). Plate from the 'Entwurf einer historischen Architektur' ('Outline of Historical Architecture', first published 1721) by Austrian architect Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach, the first comparative architecture of all periods and nations. According to the text below, the view was engraved from a drawing by 'an Arab engineer' then in Vienna.
[Ref: 33394]   £950.00  
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Festin du Gouverneur de Mocka.
Festin du Gouverneur de Mocka. [parallel text in Dutch]
Cochin fil. inventit. J.v. Schley sculp. [c.1750]
Engraving, platemark 215 x 145mm (8½ x 5¾") very large margins.
Feast at the governor's residence in the port city of Mocha (or Mokha) in Yemen, a major marketplace for coffee during the 18th century. The Mocha coffee bean takes its name from the city because it was originally only available there, and sold only after roasting to prevent propagation.
Mocha
[Ref: 40225]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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De stadt Mocha.
De stadt Mocha.
[Paris, 1811.]eide, Chez Pierre vander Aa. [n.d., c.1720.]
Engraving, trimmed to neatline, paper size 295 x 355mm.
View of Al Mukha in Yemen from the sea, originally published in Dapper's 'Naukeurige Beschryving van Asie' c.1680.
[Ref: 1563]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)

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An Entertainment of a Supper given by a Sheck [sic] of the Arabs, to Lord Charlemount & the Party on that Voyage; the Guests are distinguished by striped Turbans.
An Entertainment of a Supper given by a Sheck [sic] of the Arabs, to Lord Charlemount & the Party on that Voyage; the Guests are distinguished by striped Turbans.
R. Dalton delt. et fect.
[London, n.d., c.1780s.]
Engraving on laid paper, 325 x 435mm. 12¾ x 17".
A dinner provided for his European guests by an Arab sheikh (sheik). Title in English and French; numbered 'Pl XVIII' lower right. From a series of prints depicting the customs, manners, costume etc. of Turkey and Egypt, drawn and engraved by Richard Dalton (1715? - 1791). Dalton, who was trained as an artist, went to Rome to pursue his studies, and in 1749 travelled with Roger Kynaston and John Frederick to Naples and Sicily, where they joined a party consisting of James Caulfeild, Earl of Charlemont, Francis Pierpoint Burton, and others. From thence Dalton accompanied Lord Charlemont on his tour to Constantinople/Istanbul, Greece, and Egypt. Dalton managed to obtain the position of librarian to George III. He was subsequently appointed keeper of the pictures and antiquary to his majesty. He was one of the original members of the Incorporated Society of Artists in 1765, and became their treasurer. He was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1767. 'Antiquities and Views in Greece and Egypt, with the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants, from Drawings made on the Spot.' was published in London in 1791 and is all three of Dalton's Tours in one volume.
DNB.
[Ref: 21959]   £290.00  
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Dress of the women in the back parts of yemen.
Dress of the women in the back parts of yemen.
[Engraved by Daniel Lizars after Carsten Niebuhr.]
[Edinburgh, 1792.]
Rare engraving. Sheet 160 x 105mm (6¼ x 4¼"). Trimmed close to image and around title.
A view from 'Travels through Arabia' by Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815), translated into English by Robert Heron. The German explorer is renowned for his travels through the Arabian peninsula as a member of an expedition of which he was the only survivor.
[Ref: 37804]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Prospect among the Coffee Mountains of Yemen.
Prospect among the Coffee Mountains of Yemen.
[Engraved by Daniel Lizars after Carsten Niebuhr.]
[Edinburgh, 1792.]
Rare engraving. Sheet 100 x 145mm (4 x 5¾"). Trimmed close to image and around title.
A view from 'Travels through Arabia' by Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815), translated into English by Robert Heron. The German explorer is renowned for his travels through the Arabian peninsula as a member of an expedition of which he was the only survivor.
[Ref: 37803]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Mouillage à la Côte Sud d'Abd-El-Kouri. Carte de l'Ile d'Abd-El-Kouri Levée en 1847 à bord du Brick le Decouedie.
Mouillage à la Côte Sud d'Abd-El-Kouri. Carte de l'Ile d'Abd-El-Kouri Levée en 1847 à bord du Brick le Decouedie.
Dressée par Mr. Caraguel. Gravé par Jacobs. Ecrit par Blanchard.
[Paris:] Au Dépôt-General de la Marine en 1851.
Engraved chart. 650 x 500mm (25½ x 19¾"). Slight ink offset.
Two charts of the island of Abd al Kuri on one sheet, with a coastal profile. The island, between the Somali coast and Socotra in the Gulf of Aden, was at that time part of the Omani Empire but is now part of Yemen. The charts were surveyed during the voyage of the brig 'Le Ducouëdic' under the command of Charles Guillain, 1846-48.
[Ref: 31414]   £140.00  
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