[Islamic Holy Sites]. Islamic Holy Sites.

No place or date, first third of 20th century.

255 x 364 mm. Colour print.


Showing several holy Islamic pilgrim sites in Saudi Arabia. The Baitullah Sharif in Mecca in the centre of the print is surrounded by eight illustrations, including Mount Arafat, Al-Masjid an-Nabawi in Medina, the mosque of Ta'if, and the cemeteries Jannatul Mualla and Al-Baqi'. The outer part of the oval shows by 24 illustrations of landscapes and architecture near Mecca (Jabal al-Nour, Muzdalifa, etc.). The corners are filled in with calligraphy.

Some chipping; edges professionally repaired.


Cf. Murat Kargili, The Holy Journey. The Hajj Route through Postcards, Istanbul 2014, p. 277.