Niebuhr’s Map of Yemen

£750.00

Terrae Yemen maxima Pars seu Imperii Imami, Principatus Kaukebân, nec non ditionum Haschid u Bekîl, Nehhm, Chaulân, Abu Arîsch Et Aden, Tabula ex observationibus astronomicis et hodometricia jussu et sumtibus Potentissimor Daniae Regnum Friderici V. Et Christiani VII. institutis delineata Auctore C. Niebuhr

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Copper engraving, 59 x 39.5 cm, map of Yemen engraved by Defehrt after Martin, modern hand-colour, blank verso; engraved in Copenhagen in 1771, our example is from one of the original Copenhagen editions of Niebuhr’s account of his travels published in 1772-1773, rather the Amsterdam editions of 1774 onwards.

Niebuhr was the sole survivor of the Royal Danish Arabia Expedition of 1761-1767, and this is the earliest reliable, detailed printed map of Yemen.

Title

Niebuhr’s Map of Yemen

Mapmaker(s)

NIEBUHR, Carsten

Engraver(s)

Defehrt after Martin

Place of publication

Copenhagen

Date of publication

c.1722

Colour

modern

Printed Area Measurements

59 x 39.5 cm