AFRICA. Africa. (No pl., ca. 1759).Allegorical engraving of Africa depicting white and black figures and two pyramids and a sphynx seen to the right, after G. Child. Ca. 24 x 16 cm. From: Thomas. Salmon. The universal traveller: or a compleat description of the several nations of the wold. [Boeknr.: 31968 ]

€ 95,00

ALBERS, Derk. Uit het land der pyramiden. Den Haag, H.P. Leopold, 1930. Original decorated cloth. With 100 photographic illustrations. XI,194 pp. - The country of the pyramids. [Boeknr.: 27359 ]

€ 30,00

AMORIE VAN DER HOEVEN, Abraham des. Bijbelsche landschappen, naar afbeeldingen, op de plaats zelve vervaardigd. Amsterdam, G.J.A. Beijerinck, 1838-1839.2 volumes in 1. Contemporary half red cloth, spine richly gilt (rebacked with the original spine mounted). With 2 steelengraved title-pages and 94 steelengraved plates. VIII,(6),96; (2),96 pp. First edition. - In the 19th century, a special interest in biblical geography arose. An attempt was made to bend biblical historiography and archeology back together. The biblical travelers went to the Holy Land with the aim of identifying as many biblical sites as possible and finding clues to the authenticity of the bible. - (Foxed). [Boeknr.: 37107 ]

€ 275,00

BAKER, Samuel White. The Albert N'Yanza, great basin of the Nile, and explorations of the Nile sources. (2nd edition). London, Macmillan and Co., 1867.2 volumes. Original pictorial green cloth gilt. With double-portrait frontispiece, tinted lithographed frontispiece, 2 maps (1 folding) and 33 wood-engravings. XXX,371; X,372 pp. First published in 1866. - In 1861 Baker set out, accompanied by his Hungarian wife Florence von Sass, on a voyage to discover the source of the White Nile. They spent some time in the Sudan and in 1862 they set out from Khartoum and arrived in Gondokoro in 1863 where they met up with British explorers James Augustus Grant and John Hanning Speke, who informed them they had determined that the source of the Nile was Lake Victoria. The Bakers then continued southward to Juba on the White Nile. Finally in 1864 reached the shores of the Luta N'Zige, in what is now northwestern Uganda. Baker renamed it Lake Albert (Albert Nyanza). Florence Barbara Maria Finnian von Sass(1841-1916) must be one of the best-kept secrets in the annals of African exploration. Her achievemens were unprecedented, but Victorian propriety and her own sense of absolute loyalty pushed her stiffly into the background whilst her companion, Sir Samuel Baker, was fêted as champion and darling of the empire. Her history is suitable mysterious (Robinson, Wayward women, p. 3). - A fine set.PMM 357; Hilmy I, p.49; Czech p.15; HowgegoIV, p.53-56. [Boeknr.: 8970 ]

€ 575,00

BELZONI, Giovanni Battista. Narrative of the operations and recent discoveries within the pyramids, temples, tombs, and excavations, in Egypt and Nubia; and a journey to the coast of the Red Sea, in search of the ancient Berenice; and another to the oasis of Jupiter Ammon. Third edition. London, John Murray, 1822.2 volumes. Contemporary half calf, spines richly gilt and with red morocco title-labels. With lithographed portrait of the author, plate of inscriptions, folding plan of the temple of Jerusalem, and large folding map of the course of the Nile. XXVI,438; X,421 pp. First edition published in London in 1820. - Belzoni is 'one of the most striking and interesting figures in the history of eastern travel (DNB) and certainly, next to Burckhardt, the most interesting in the history of Egyptology and Egyptian travel. He succeeded in removing an enormous number of statues and sarcophagi. In 1817 he excavated Abu Simbel, Karnak and the Valley of the Kings, and the tomb of Seti. In 1818 he opened the second pyramid at Gizeh and identified the site of Berenice (Blackmer p.25). Contains at the end: Short account of the women of Egypt, Nubia, and Syria by Sara Belzoni. Without the separately issued atlas-volume. - A fine copy.Blackmer Collection 116; Atabey Collection 95; Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p.62. [Boeknr.: 37154 ]

€ 795,00

BIBLIA. Evangelion Theovab. Iskandria (Alexandria), al-Marqasiya al Kathulikiya,1902. 2 volumes. Recent green cloth (Egyptian binder). With 2 titlepages within decorative border. 724 pp. From the New Testament, the four gospels. Texts paralleled Coptic and Arabic, printed on handmade paper. - Rare. [Boeknr.: 36492 ]

€ 395,00

BLUNT, WilfrId. Pietro's pilgrimage. A journey to India and back at the beginning of the seventeenth century. London, James Barrie, 1953. Boards, with dust-jacket. XII,320 pp. 'Pietro Della Valle was in the east for some twelve years. He knew Constantinople well in the sunset of its glory; he visited Cairo, Jerusalem, Damascus, Aleppo and Bagdad; he spent seven years in Persia .. and he visited parts of India reached by few other travellers of his day'. [Boeknr.: 37665 ]

€ 45,00

BORSUM, J.F.J. Reise nach Constantinopel, Palästina und Egypten. Ueberarbeitet von David Traugott Kopf. 2. Auflage. Berlin, J.W. Boicke, 1826.Contemporary marbled boards. XVI,238 pp. First published in 1825. - The description of the pupil tailor Borsum (born 1796) from Feldbergen (Hildesheim) went through many editions and was also translated into Danish. - (Age-browned).Rohricht 1662; Tobler 1818; Kainbacher p.52; Hilmy I, p.83; Engelmann I, p. 118. [Boeknr.: 36640 ]

€ 275,00

CAIRO. Vue du Caire. (No pl., ca. 1900).Small oblong 8vo. Original green printed wrappers by L. & H. With 16 plates. The plates depict: Pyramides et sphinx, le grande pyramide Chéops, village auprès des pyramides, pyramide de Sakkarah, le Caire citadelle, tombeaux des khalifs, mosquée Kaïl Bey, Savoy Hotel au Caire, etc. [Boeknr.: 36637 ]

€ 45,00

CASTRO, Joam de. Le routier de Dom Joam de Castro. L'exploration de la Mer Rouge par les Portugais en 1541. Traduit du Portugais d'après le manuscrit du British Museum avec une introduction historique et des notes critiques de géographie par A. Kammerer. Paris, Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner, 1936. Wrappers, uncut. With 3 illustrations and 25 plates. 202 pp. Voyage from Goa to Suez by Dom Joao de Castro (1500-1548), who led a fleet of 60 ships with orders from Vasco de Gama to attack the Turks in the Red Sea area and control their possession in trade. The expedition succeeded in occupying Aden, Socotra, Bab el-Mandeb, Assab, Masawi’h, Suwakim, Port Sudan and Tour Sinai. [Boeknr.: 37663 ]

€ 95,00

CHAMPOLLION-FIGEAC, Jacques-Jospeh. Égypte ancienne. Paris, Firmin Didot, 1858.Rebacked (part of original spine laid down), with gilt coat of arms on both sides of the city of Utrecht. With folding map and 92 steelengravings of Egypt. 500 pp. First published in Paris in 1839; part of the series L'Univers. Histoire et description de tous les peuples. Champollion had a major influence on the scientific development of his brother Jean François, 'le père de l'Égyptologie moderne', who was twelve years younger. Although Champollion-Figeac himself was very erudite, he sometimes stayed in the background to help his brother progress. After his premature death in 1832, he published his unfinished manuscripts. Blackmer Collection 315; Andres 1016; Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p.130. [Boeknr.: 33123 ]

€ 125,00

CLARK, Edward. Daleth or the homestead of the nations. Egypt illustrated. Boston, Ticknor and Fields, 1864.Original pictorial cloth gilt (original spine laid down), top edge gilt. With lithographed title, 15 lithographed plates (4 tinted and 8 chromo-lithographs), and numerous wood-engravings. X,(2),289 pp. First edition. - Daleth, the Hebrew letter signifying 'door', is for Clark (1838-1910) also the symbol of Egypt. Concentrating on the historical aspects of Egypt to show how it is important from a biblical/historical perspective, he tells a good story, though it is a bit light on the personal narrative site (Kalfatoviv 0561). Many of the illustrations are taken from photographs, some from trophies common to all pilgrims, and others repeat the outline which Sir J. Gardner Wilkinson copied from the tombs. [Boeknr.: 11124 ]

€ 85,00

EGYPT. Egijptenaars. (Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1802-07).Handcoloured aquatint plate by L. Portman after J. Kuyper, depicting a man and woman from Egypt. Ca. 13,5 x 9 cm. In: M. Stuart, De mensch zoo als hij voorkomt op den bekenden aardbol. - The first Dutch treatise on geographical anthropology. - Fine.Landwehr, Coloured Plates, 448; Tiele 1065. [Boeknr.: 32977 ]

€ 45,00

EGYPT. Vue du Grand Caire (Égypte). Paris, (Paul-André) Basset, (ca. 1830).Contemporary handcoloured perspective view (vue d'optique or Guckkastenbild). Ca. 25 x 39,5 cm. Fine optical print depicting a bird's eye view of a square in Cairo with camels and people in the foreground. [Boeknr.: 35859 ]

€ 125,00

FAMARS TESTAS, Willem de. Reisschetsen uit Egypte 1858-1860 naar ongepubliceerde handschriften bewerkt en geannoteerd door Maarten J. Raven.. Maarssen, 's Gravenhage, Gary Schwartz & SDU, 1988. Pictorial wrappers. With 94 illustrations (some in colours) after De Famars Testas. 232 pp. The Dutch artist Willem de Famars Testas (1834-1896) travelled together with the French Egyptologist Emile Prisse d'Avennes (1807-1879) in Egypt. [Boeknr.: 33362 ]

€ 25,00

GÉRAMB, Marie Joseph de. Pélerinage a Jérusalem et au Mont-Sinaï en 1831, 1832 et 1833. 3e édition. Paris, Adrien le Clere et Cie, 1839.3 volumes. Contemporary half red morocco, spines lettered in gilt. With 8 steelengravings. XXII,445; 453; 388 pp. First published in Paris in 1836. - A very good account by a member of a Trappist monastery near Mulhausen in Alsace. In his letters Géramb describes the Holy Land, Alexandria, Cairo, the Sinai, and the Nile to Aswan. While in Upper Egypt, he traveled with Count d' Estourmel. - (Some foxing). - A fine set. Tobler p.152; Rohrich p.364-365; Gay 3659; Kalfatovic 0314; Blackmer Collection 673; Hage Chahine 1856. [Boeknr.: 33388 ]

€ 225,00

HEERDT, Jacob Carel Frederik van. Mijne reis met de landmail van Batavia over Singapore, Ceilon, Aden en Suez tot Alexandrië in Egypte. 's Gravenhage, K. Fuhri, 1851.Original half cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With folding lithographed map, and 5 lithographed plates by P. Blommers (1 large folding, showing panoramic views of Ceylon and Aden). VIII,(2),106 pp. First edition; with bookplate of Bibl. Doctrina & Amicitia. - Baron van Heerdt (1819-1878) travelled in 1846 from Indonesia to the Netherlands, as route he chose the little known 'landmail' or 'overlandweg'. via Egypt. Fragments of his travel experiences were first published in i.a. De Gids, Warnaserie and Indisch Jaarboekje, after recasting these fragments, this book was published. Heerdt can be considered as one of the predecessors of the just rising Dutch Indonesian literature. - (Age-browned). - Scarce.Cat. NHSM I, p.179; Cat. KITLV p.57; Not in Tiele. [Boeknr.: 1650 ]

€ 450,00

HEUGLIN, Theodor von. Die Tinne'sche Expedition im westlichen Nil-Quellgebiet 1863 und 1864. Aus dem Tagebuch von Th. von Heuglin. Nebst ethnographischen, zoologischen und karthographischen Anhängen. Gotha, Perthes, 1865.4to. Later wrappers. With folding map, coloured in outline. VIII, 46 pp. Petermanns Mitteilungen, Ergänzungsheft 15. - The adventurous young Dutch woman, Alexandrine Pieternella Françoise Tinné (1835-69) entered a world dominated by men as a woman. She travelled down the Nile and penetrated the Bahr el Ghazal. She was accompanied by her mother and aunt and a domestic staff which included lady's maids. They were well provisioned in the only steamer available for hire at Khartoum. Alexine Tinné was murdered in an expedition across the Sahara in 1869. [Boeknr.: 21620 ]

€ 195,00

IRWIN, Eyles. A series of adventures in the course of a voyage up the Red-Sea, on the coasts of Arabia and Egypt, and of a route through the deserts of Thebais, hitherto unknown to the European travellers in the year 1777. In letters to a lady. London, J. Dodsley, 1780.4to. Later half black calf, spine lettered in gilt. With engraved folding plan, 2 engraved plates (each with 2 views) printed in sepia, and 3 folding engraved maps. XVI,400 pp. First edition. - Irwin was born in Calcutta and served with the East India Company. He left India in 1777 for England, when his ship was captured by pirates. From Cossier he was forced to cross the desert to Suez and then on to Luxor, Cairo and Alexandria. In his account of his journey home, he described his experiences and observations during the journey, which lasted eleven months. This journal offers one of the best descriptions of the Arabian coast of the Red Sea at this period. 'This work is chiefly valuable for the information which his personal adventures necessarily give of the manners, etc. of the Arabians' (Cox I, p.232).. Includes two poems by Irwin 'Ode to the dessert' and 'Ode to the Nile'. - (Age-browned).Blackmer Collection 865; Atabey Collection 609; Ibrahim-Hilmy p.325. [Boeknr.: 26426 ]

€ 795,00

JOLIFFE, T(homas) R(obert). Reis in Palestina, Syrië en Egypte, gedaan in het jaar 1817. Met vele bijvoegselen en ophelderingen uit de nieuwste uitlandsche reisbeschrijvingen verrijkt, en ingerigt tot een nuttig gebruik voor bijbellezers. Met eene voorrede van E.F.K. Rosenmuller. Uit het Hoogduitsch vertaald. Amsterdam, G. Portielje, 1822.2 volumes. Contemporary half calf. With folding engraved map and 3 engraved plates (1 folding) after J. van Meurs by D. Veelwaard. XXIV,248; XII,307 pp. First Dutch edition; first published in London in 1819: Letters from Palestine, descriptive of a tour through Galilee and Judea, Syria, and Egypt; with some account of the Dead Sea and the present state of Jerusalem, written in the year 1817. - The letters are written to various personages, containing historical as well as descriptive details. - (Some marginal foxing and offsetting of the plates).Rohricht p.349; Tobler p.143-144; Ibrahim-Hilmy p.332; Blackmer Collection 878; not in Tiele or Cat. NHSM. [Boeknr.: 33392 ]

€ 295,00

KIKKERT, J.G. Hoe ver we zullen komen, weet ik niet. Het avontuurlijke leven van Alexandrine Tinne (1835-1869). Naarden, Strengholt, 1980. Boards. With many illustrations, including some photographs by Alexandrine Tinne. 244 pp.. The Dutch explorer Alexandrine Tinne (1835-1869) was murdered by Tuaregs on the route between Murzuk and Ghat in Libia. [Boeknr.: 11172 ]

€ 25,00

KRAYENBELT, J(an). Het Heilige Land. Reis door Egypte, Palestina en Syrië. Rotterdam, Wenk & Birkhoff, 1892.8vo. Contemporary half morocco, spine gilt, a.e.g. With plan of Jerusalem and 12 photolithographed plates by Emrik & Binger. 343, XXII pp. First edition. - Adaptation of Carl von Orelli's Durch's heilige Land. Tagebuchblätter. Basel 1878 (Rohricht 594). - Travel account of Egypt, Holy Land, Syria and Turkey. - Fine. [Boeknr.: 33364 ]

€ 125,00

LENORMANT, François. Histoire ancienne de l'Orient jusqu'aux guerres médiques. 9me édition. Revue, corrigée, considérablement augmentée. Tome I-II. Paris, A. Lévy, 1881-82.2 volumes. 8vo. Contemporary green morocco, inside dentelles, g.e. With maps and many illustrations. XXVI,473; 462 pp. First published in 1865. - Volume I: Les origines - les races et les langues; Volume II: Les Egyptiens.(Volumes III-VI were published afterwards; some foxing). - A nice copy. Ibrahim-Hilmy p.370. [Boeknr.: 1159 ]

€ 95,00

MICHAUD, (Joseph) & (Jean J.F.) POUJOULAT. Correspondance d'Orient (1830-1831). Bruxelles, N.J. Gregoir, V. Wouters et Cie, 1841.8 volumes in 4. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt. With folding map. First published in Paris in 1833-1835. - 'Michaud, the historian of the Crusades, and his secretary Poujoulat travelled together through Greece, Constantinople and the Archipelago to Jerusalem, where they separated. Poujoulat explored Syria and Michaud went on to Egypt, but they wrote regularly to each other, and these letters constitute in great part the voluminous Correspondance d'Orient. The first three volumes, dealing with Greece and Turkey, contain mostly Michaud's letters. Both Michaud and Poujoulat were interested in the contemporary state of the countries they visited than archaeology and antiquities' (Blackmer 1122). - A very fine set.Atabey Collection 807; Blackmer Collection 1122; Contominas Collection 465; Weber 211; Tobler p.151; Röhricht p.367; Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p.33. [Boeknr.: 32445 ]

€ 475,00

MOOREHEAD, Alan. The Blue Nile. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1972.8vo. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 32 coloured plates and 130 illustrations. 336 pp. First published in 1962. - A classic of historical reconstruction. The narrative begins in the 18th century and ends in 1869. The author traces the course of the Bule Nile from the Ethiopian Highlands, through the Sudan and Egypt to the sea. - A fine copy. [Boeknr.: 37157 ]

€ 95,00

MOOREHEAD, Alan. The White Nile. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1971.8vo. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With 48 coloured plates and 120 illustrations. 336 pp. First published in 1960. - The author tells the story of the exploration of the Nile from the Mountains of the Moons to the Mediterranean. The discovery of Central Africa, including the horrific trade in slaves with its ramifications from Cairo to Zanzibar. - A fine copy. [Boeknr.: 37158 ]

€ 95,00

NEDERLAND EN DE ORIËNT. (N.a.v. de tentoonstelling Fata morgana. De verbeelding van het Oosten: Nederlandse oriëntalisten 1830-1930). Amsterdam, 2004. 4to. Wrappers. With coloured illustrations. 53 pp. Kunstschrift - On Willem de Famars Testas, Tico Martinus Lycklama a Nijeholt, Jacobus van Looy, Marius Bauer & Daniël van der Meulen. [Boeknr.: 28440 ]

€ 15,00

SANDYS, (George). Voyagien, behelsende een historie van de oorspronckelijcke ende tegenwoordige standt des Turcksen rijcks: hare wetten/ regeeringe/ politie/ krijghs-macht/ hooven van justitie/ ende koophandel. Als mede, van Egypten .. Neffens een beschrijvinge van het H. Landt .. Eyndelyck, Italien beschreven met hare nabuerighe eylanden; als Cyprus/ Creta/ Malta/ Sicilia/ de Aolische eylanden; van Roomen/ Venetien/ Napels/ Syracusa/ Mesena/ Aetna/ Scylla/ ende Charybdis/ etc. Uyt 't Engels vertaelt door J. G(lazemaker). Amsterdam, Jacob Beniamin,1653.4to. Later marbled boards. With engraved title, 3 engraved plates and 26 full or half-page engravings in the text. 292 pp. First Dutch edition, first published in London in 1615: A relation of a journey begun an.Dom. 1610. Foure bookes, containing a description of the Turkish Empire, of Egypt, of the Holy Land, of the remote parts of Italy, and islands adjoyning - George Sandys (1578-1644) was the son of the Archbishop of York and a literary figure of some standing. In 1609 he set sail for the East and he spent the next year travelling in Turkey, Egypt and Palestine and later studied antiquities in Rome. His observations first appeared in English in 1615 and his text was soon regarded as a special authority on the Levant. He has been called the first 'classical tourist' of England. Sandys also was interested in colonial promotion, and was one of the undertakers named in the third charter of the Virginia Company in 1611, and later treasurer and a member of the Council. He visited many islands in the Mediterranean Sea Sicily, Crete, Cyprus, Lesbos, Chios, Kythira, Malta, etc. This book also became popular in the Netherlands and was several times republished.- A fine clean copy of this standard account of the Eastern Mediterranean. Tiele 959; Cat. NHSM I, p.255; Blackmer Collection 1484 (English edition); Atabey Collection 1087 (English edition); Weber 245; Röhricht p.232; Ibrahim-Hilmy p.210; O'Neill, The Ömer Koç Collection, 37 (English ed.); Tobler p.91-92. [Boeknr.: 33658 ]

€ 1950,00

SCHUVER, Juan Maria. Travels in North East Africa 1880-1883. Edited by Wendy James, Gerd Baumann and Douglas H. Johnson. London, 1996. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With maps and illustrations. CVII,392 pp. Hakluyt Society, 2nd series, 184. - Juan Maria Schuver, son of a wealthy Amsterdam businessmann, remained for two years in the hills of the upper Blue Nile and the eastern watershed of the White Nile basin. His lively account of the region and his encounters with local people is presented from the rediscovered original manuscripts. [Boeknr.: 16613 ]

€ 30,00

SHARPE, Samuel. The early history of Egypt, from the old testament, Herodotus, Manetho, and the hieroglyphical inscriptions. London, Edward Moxon, 1836.4to. Old half cloth. With 6 plates. VIII,172 pp. First edition. - Samuel Sharpe (1799-1881) was an English Unitarian banker who, in his leisure hours, made substantial contributions to Egyptology and Biblical translation. - (With library stamp on title-page).Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p.232. [Boeknr.: 15129 ]

€ 95,00

SMITH, Barnett G. General Gordon. The christian soldier and hero. London, S.W. Patridge & Co., (1903).Original pictorial cloth (sl. stained). With illustrations. 160;32 pp. Charles George Gordon C1833 - 1885) saw action in the Crimean War as an officer in the British Army. However, he made his military reputation in China, where he was placed in command of the "Ever Victorious Army", a force of Chinese soldiers led by European officers which was instrumental in putting down the Taiping Rebellion, regularly defeating much larger forces. He entered the service of the Khedive of Egypt in 1873 (with British government approval) and later became the Governor-General of the Sudan, where he did much to suppress revolts and the local slave trade. [Boeknr.: 37306 ]

€ 45,00

WALSH, Thomas. Journal of the late campaign in Egypt: including descriptions of that country, and of Gibraltar, Minorca, Malta, Marmorice, and Macri; with an appendix; containing official papers and documents. London, T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, 1803.4to. Later mottled calf, spine gilt with red morocco title label to spine (bound by the Studio Bindery, Surrey). With 50 engraved plates, maps, and plans on 42 sheets (including 6 finely hand-coloured aquatint plates and 7 hand-coloured folding maps and plans including an overlay). VIII,(20),261; (6),145 pp. Second edition, first published in 1801. - Account of the 1800-1801 British campaign against Napoleon's remaining troops in Egypt. Thomas Walsh served as Captain in his Majesty's Ninety-Third Regiment of Foot, Aide-de-Camp to Major-General Sir Eyre Coote. His journal 'is distinguished by a wide interest in topography, antiquities, and social conditions, as well as purely military topics' (Prideaux 223). The fine engravings are by Samuel John Neele, after Thomas Walsh and the mapsare printed by A. Arrowsmith and Cadell & Davies. - A fine copy.Abbey, Travel, 266; Blackmer Collection 1767; Atabey Collection 1317; Gay 2278; Hilmy II, p.318. [Boeknr.: 1745 ]

€ 1450,00

WILLINK, Robert Joost. The fateful journey. The expedition of Alexine Tinne and Theodor von Heuglin in Sudan (1863-1864). Amsterdam, University Press, 2011. 8vo. Wrappers. With many illustrations (several in colours). 456 pp. This compelling, richly illustrated study recounts the last African journeys of the intrepid Dutch traveller Alexine Tinne (1835-1869). [Boeknr.: 33056 ]

€ 75,00

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