Hejaz guide

Islamin Nuru [The Light of Islam]. Hicaz Rehberi. Haccin, Faydalarini, Yollarini, Tarifelerini, Dualarini planla ve Cedvellerle gösterir [...].

Istanbul, Ismail Akgün Matbaasi, 1952.

Small 8vo (126 x 177 mm). 63, (1) pp. With several black and white illustrations; 2 large folding maps (63 x 42 cm / 43 x 51 cm) inserted in a paper pocket on the inner side of the rear wrapper. Original printed wrappers.


Rare "Hicaz Rehberi" (Hijaz guide): a detailed Turkish-language guide to the Hajj and the Hejaz region, including maps of Mecca and Medina as well as instructions for the routes, for prayers and tariffs, and other various useful tips for pilgrims. The two folding maps are "Ravza-I Mutahhara'nin Plani" (The Map of the Al-Masjid an-Nabawi) and "Kâbe-i Muazzamanin Haritasi ve Hac ile Umrenin Menâsiki" (The Map of the Kaaba and the Place of Worship of Hajj and Umrah).

Original seller's label pasted to back cover. Old ink ownership, dated 1958, to title-page. Slightly age-toned and stained. Extremely rare: no institutional copies recorded in OCLC or KVK.