Publisher: London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830.
Edition: First edition.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; lower left corner of the map slightly damp-stained; very good copy.
Book ID: 27899
Description4to, recent brown quarter calf period-style, 19th century brown cloth boards, gilt lettering. Frontis map of the Arabian Peninsula and the Red Sea. Bound without the half-title.
CommentsThe final installment in the famous Arabian travels of Swiss explorer and orientalist Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784-1817), published posthumously by the Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior of Africa, and edited by the orientalist William Ouseley. Burckhardt's journals contain ground-breaking accounts of the Arabian Peninsula and the ruins of the Middle East, which he visited successfully disguised as a Muslim and using the name Sheikh Ibrahim Ibn Abdallah. He was, among many other accomplishments, the first European to see Petra. He was buried as a Muslim in Cairo.