[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 und in Commission bei W. Heinsius in Gera, 1799.

8vo. (2), XVI, 512 pp. With engraved title vignette, folding engr. map, and 4 engr. plates. Contemporary half calf with remains of spine labels.


First edition, conceived as a continuation of Bergk's volume on Egypt. This copy includes the frequently lacking half-title "Aegypten. Erste Fortsezzung, enthaltend Arabien und Syrien [...]".

The map shows Syria; the plates depict Arabic costumes, household tools, and views of Haleb and Palmyra. 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.) - Extremeties rubbed and bumped; some spine defects. Interior somewhat browned as usual. Contemp. ms. ownership "Ernst Hanns Dönig" on front flyleaf.


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