[Bergk, Johann Adam]. Arabien und Syrien in historischer, geographischer, wissenschaftlicher, artistischer, naturgeschichtlicher, merkantilischer, religiöser, sittlicher und politischer Hinsicht.

Berlin & Leipzig, Verlagshandlung der neuen compendiösen Bibliothek, 1799.

8vo. XVI, 512 pp. With engraved title vignette, folding engraved map, and 4 engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards. All edges red.


First edition, conceived as a continuation of Bergk's volume on Egypt. The map shows Syria; the plates depict Arabic costumes, household tools, and views of Haleb, Mecca, and Medina. The title vignette shows Mt. Sinai. Also discusses the history , topography, climate, illnesses etc. of the Arabian Peninsula (with chapters on the Nejd, Arabia Felix and Yemen, etc.).

Some browning. From the library of the Kalksburg Jesuit college with their shelfmark label on pastedown.


Kayser I, 32. Holzmann/B. I, 2892. Hamberger/Meusel XXII/1, 216. OCLC 257668994. Not in Macro, Atabey or Blackmer.