Hoefer, Ferdinand. Chaldée, Assyrie, Médie, Babylonie, Mésopotamie, Phénicie, Palmyrène.

Paris, Firmin Didot Frères, 1852.

8vo. (4), 440 pp. With a folding map (215 x 265 mm) and 30 steel engravings. Contemporary green half morocco with giltstamped spine.


First edition, published as vol. 51 in the series "L'Univers. Histoire et description de tous les peuples": a geographical and topographical account of the Middle East, focusing on the ancient cultural regions of Chaldea, Assyria, Media, Babylonia, Mesopotamia, Phoenicia, and Palmyra, now largely covered by Iraq and Iran and reaching from Asia Minor to the western shores of the Arabian Gulf. The plates show monuments and landmarks, specimens of cuneiform writing, engraved stones, etc.

Some foxing, but a tight, well-preserved copy.


OCLC 370244338.