Year/Century: 19th century
Description: Palestina in Bild und Text, with Ausnahme der Sinaihalbinsel und des Gosenlandes [Palestine in Word and Image]. Including the Sinai Peninsula and The Land of Goshen (Egypt)], edited by Georg Ebers and Hermann Guthe based on the English translation. Leipzig and Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, u.a. [1883, 1884]. Two books in their entirety. A German translation of the book Picturesque Palestine (New York and London, 1881–1884). Renowned British scholars (including Charles Wilson, Henry Baker Tristram, Charles Warren, and others) wrote a comprehensive collection of articles about the history, geography, and archeology of Palestine and its environs, as well as about the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian residents of the area. More than 500 pictures and three sizable color maps—one each of Jerusalem, Palestine, and Sinai and Egypt—accompanies the essays. The engraved plates, which portrayed the landscape and people of Palestine and its environs, were modeled after pieces by John Douglas Woodward and Harry Fenn. Int. I: VIII, 520 pages including  double-page maps and  etched plate; Vol. II: VI, 474 pages plus  double-page map and  engraving plate. Great folio. Dimensions: 12 by 15"; weight: approximately 19 lbs; good internal condition; little binding damage, mostly at corners and spines. Text in German.
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