View of El Medinah, the Burial Place of the Prophet.Taken From the Harrah (Or Ridge) West of the Town.
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.
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