Die Post und Reiserouten des Orients. Mit 16 Karten Nach Einheimschen Quellen. Erstes Heft.

Sprenger, Alois.

Book ID: 20296


8vo. xxvi, [1] 159 pp., 16 folding maps hors text, half-title, cream cloth, title gilt on spine & front cover, reprint of 1864 first edition, previous owner’s name inscribed on front fly leaf, otherwise copy in mint condition, Meridian Publishing Co., Amsterdam, first issue, 1971.


Aloys Sprenger ( 1813-1893) studied in Vienna and Paris, then moved to London in 1838 and became a British citizen. After graduating in 1841 from Leiden University as a medical doctor on his thesis “ Arab medicine during the Caliphate period”, he was sent by the East India Company to serve in India. he was appointed as a president of the Islamic College in Delhi.
Sprenger translated several works from Arabic into German, including a biography of The Prophet and sections from the Qur’an. This work is a geographical survey of the routes between Islamic countries including Arabia, Iraq, Syria and the Syrian desert, Western Euphrates, Persia, Afghanistan, and other areas.

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