[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 engr. title vignette, folding engr. map, and 4 engr. plates. Contemp. 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.