With two large maps of Yemen

Werdecker, Josef. A contribution to the geography and cartography of north-west Yemen (based on the results of the exploration by Eduard Glaser, undertaken in the years 1882-1884).

Cairo, l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale du Caire, 1939.

8vo. (2), 160 pp. With a portrait of Eduard Glaser, 8 numbered plates and 2 large folding maps. Later half cloth, with the original front wrapper mounted on the front board.


First separate publication (offprint) of "an extremely important article" (Smith) on the geography of north-west Yemen, based on the results of the unpublished journals of Eduard Glaser, who explored a region that had then not been visited by any other European. It includes a history of exploration of the region, a biography of Glaser, a description of the expedition of his expeditions and two large maps of region (the second a version of the same map in Arabic). The article was originally published in the Bulletin de la Société Royale de Géographie d'Egypte XX.

A very good copy.


Smith, The Yemens 40. Cf. Macro 2288.