Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815), a German mathematician, cartographer, and explorer in the service of Denmark, is renowned for his participation in the Royal Danish Arabia Expedition (1761-1767).
The Danish Arabia expedition was a Danish scientific expedition to Egypt, Arabia and Syria. Its principal goal was to elucidate the Old Testament with additional research goals concerned with natural history, geography and cartography. It had six members of whom only Carsten Niebuhr survived, returning to Denmark in 1767. The journey has been chronicled by the 20th century novelist, Thorkild Hansen, in his novel Arabia Felix.
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- Terrae Yemen maxima Pars seu Imperii Imami, Principatus Kaukebân nec non ditionum Haschid u Bekil, Nehhm, Chaulan, Aleu Arisch et Aden Tabula
Original Copenhagen edition of Niebuhr’s map of Yemen, from the first scientific mission to Arabia.Cartographer(s): Carsten NiebuhrPlace/Date: Copenhagen / 1771$900 Add to cart
- Mare Rubrum seu Sinus Arabicus ad observationes maximam partem ab Auctore annis MDCCLXII et MDCCLXIII institutas delineatus a C. Niebuhr
Carsten Niebuhr’s transformative map of the Red Sea.Cartographer(s): Carsten NiebuhrPlace/Date: Amsterdam / 1774$800 Add to cart