Terrae Yemen: Carsten Niebuhr 1778

Terrae Yemen: Carsten Niebuhr 1778

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  • Title: Tabula Itineraria sistens illam partem Terrae Yemen
  • Author: Carsten Niebuhr
  • Date: 1778
  • Medium: Copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very good +
  • Inches: 15.5 x 18.5 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 39.37 x 46.99 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 222009

Tabula Itineraria sistens illam partem Terrae Yemen quam Societas litteraria auspiciis et sumtibus Friderici V. et Christiani VII. Dania Regum in orientem missa peragravit Ad observationes astronomicas et hodometricas conformata; Auctore C. Niebuhr. MDCCLXIII

Map of Yemen by Carsten Niebuhr, Danish cartographer and one of the leaders of the Royal Danish Expedition to Arabia (1761-67). Sent by the Danish monarchy in an attempt to discover the geographic origins of the Bible, the expedition passed through Yemen in 1763. Niebuhr's map of the region was widely used until the twentieth century.