DONZEL, E. van. Foreign relations of Ethiopia 1642-1700. Documents relating to the journeys of Khodja Muräd. Istanbul, Nederlands Historisch-Archaeologisch Instituut, 1979. 8vo. Wrappers. With 2 folding maps and 9 plates. XI,304 pp. Khodja Muräd was the ambassador of several Ethiopian kings to Yemen, Surat and Dehli and made 3 voyages to Batavia between 1673 and 1697. [Boeknr.: 37637 ]

€ 75,00

LUDOLPH, Job. Nieuwe doch aanmerkens-waardige historie van Abissinien, andersints Ethiopien, getrokken uit de Latijnsche historie .. en nu in't Nederduitsch gebracht door Willem Calebius. Utrecht, Johannes Ribbius, 1687.4to. Later half vellum, with old brocade-paper to boards. With folding map (mounted on Japanese paper) and 8 engraved plates (3 folding). 222,(10) pp. First Dutch edition. - The treatise by the scholar, Job (Hiob) Ludolf (1624-1704), was first published in Latin, Historia Aethiopica, in 1681, and is regarded as the first authoritative account of Abyssinia. He has been called the 'founder of Ethiopian studies in Europe'. Although he never visited the country, Ludolf formed a close working relationship with an Ethiopian monk resident in Rome, himself clearly a highly intelligent man. From this fruitful partnership emerged grammars and dictionaries of the classical Ethiopian language as well as a lengthy history of the country. The large folding map by Tellez, is a landmark of cartography, as it is the first to show the source of the Blue Nile at Lake Tana. The fine plates depict illustrations of Ethiopean fauna, a banana plant, decapitation of missionnaries, etc. A monumental work on Ethiopia dealing with its history, inhabitants, natural history, language and literature. It is the most illustrious name in Ethiopic scholarship. - (Owner's name on title-page; partly dampstaining, slight browning, stronger to one quire). - Rare Dutch edition.Tiele 702; Cat. NHSM I, p.203; Cox I, p.365: Still a valuable work; Gay 2658; Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p.395. [Boeknr.: 28870 ]

€ 1550,00

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

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