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137

PROPERTY OF A FORMER GERMAN AMBASSADOR

Oppenheim, Max, Freiherrn von
VOM MITTELMEER ZUM PERSISCHEN GOLF DURCH DEN HAURAN, DIE SYRISCHE WUSTE UND MESOPOTAMIEN. BERLIN: DIETRICH REIMER (ERNST VOHSEN), 1899-1900
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137

PROPERTY OF A FORMER GERMAN AMBASSADOR

Oppenheim, Max, Freiherrn von
VOM MITTELMEER ZUM PERSISCHEN GOLF DURCH DEN HAURAN, DIE SYRISCHE WUSTE UND MESOPOTAMIEN. BERLIN: DIETRICH REIMER (ERNST VOHSEN), 1899-1900
Estimate
2,0003,000
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Oppenheim, Max, Freiherrn von
VOM MITTELMEER ZUM PERSISCHEN GOLF DURCH DEN HAURAN, DIE SYRISCHE WUSTE UND MESOPOTAMIEN. BERLIN: DIETRICH REIMER (ERNST VOHSEN), 1899-1900
FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, 8vo (235 x 160mm.), half-titles, photographic and other plates and illustrations, maps (including 4 folding in pockets at end), original cloth gilt, volume 1 recased with new endpapers, slightly rubbed
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Provenance

Zeller, ink stamps in volume 2; Biblioteka Główna, ink stamp on title in volume 1

Catalogue Note

A fascinating account of Oppenheimer's great journey to the Orient, which began in 1893. He moved to Beirut, Damascus, Palmyra, Dayr al-Zor, Nissibin Mosul and finally on to Baghdad, Muscat, Aden, Zanzibar and Usambara (area in the former German East Africa). In 1899 Oppenheim set off on the route planning of the Baghdad Railway to a seven-month Orient journey from Cairo, which brought him from Damascus via Homs, Aleppo and Urfa to Khabur. The journey became the high point of his life as an explorer, because on this journey he discovered the Aramaic-Assyrian residence Tell Halaf, which brought him fame among amateur archaeologists.

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