Arabie.Femme de la Mecque.
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.
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