Palaestina Ex Monumentis Veteribus Illustrata. VOLUME I ONLY.

Relandi, Hadriani (Adriaan Reelant).

Book ID: 18494


4to. Tomus I - Part I: 391 pp., engraved frontispiece, steel engraved title page, 1 engraved folding plate, 9 maps of which 4 are folding, title printed in red and black, front endpaper missing / Part II - Liber Secundus: 395-511 pp., [1], woodcut vignette, 1 engraved folding table, 2 folding maps, small marginal tear to page 367 without any text loss, contemporary vellum soiled, otherwise copy in good condition, Guilielmi Broedelet, Trajecti Batavorum, first edition, 1714.


Adriaan Reland (1616-1718) was the celebrated Dutch Orientalist and professor of Oriental Languages and Ecclesiastical Antiquities at the University of Utrecht. By the age of 25, he was fluent in Hebrew and Arabic. His description of Palestine is a remarkable piece of work for its time, especially considering the fact that his description of the city of Jerusalem is not based on his travels but from accounts of other earlier authors, adding critical reviews of the maps.
Bibliographic references: Blackmer 1406; Chadenat 4933; Tobler, p. 312; Rohricht 1312.

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