Raumer, Karl von, 1783-1865.

Book ID: 18693


8vo. xvi, 512 pp., 1 folding table, 2 folding tables, 1 plan, 1 large folding colour map at rear, half-title, contemporary half-calf with marbled boards, title gilt on raised spine, coat of arms of Duke de Luynes, book plate Dampierre verso front cover, scattered foxing, mainly on preliminary few pages, spotting, index, F. R. Brauckhaus, Leipzig, 1860.


Karl von Raumer (1783-1865), a German scholar who studied law and mineralogy at Goettingen and Freiburg. He travelled to Egypt and the Holy Land studying the geological formation of the mountains and deserts of the area. This work is one of the earliest German scientific studies of the Holy Land in which the author contributes new information about the geography of Palestine and Jordan. Large section of this work is dedicated to the city of Jerusalem with detailed plans and measurements.
Bibliographic references: Rohricht 1804; Tobler 218; not in Weber or Blackmer.

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