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NIEBUHR, Carsten.

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  1. Beschreibung von Arabien.

    Beschreibung von Arabien.

    Aus eigenen Beobachtungen und im Lande selbst gesammelten Nachrichten abgefasset.
    First edition. Niebuhr trained as a surveyor in order to support himself into his majority, then receiving a small inheritance. He next studied mathematics at Göttingen before joining the Hanoverian corps of engineers. In 1760 he was invited to join the scientific expedition being sent out by Frederick V of Denmark. Originally intended for the purpose of illustrating certain passages from the Old Testament, it developed truly encyclopaedic ambitions, the party consisting of Niebuhr as surveyor, Friedrich Christian von Haven, a Danish linguist and orientalist, Peter Forrskål, a Linnaean naturalist, Christian Carl Kramer, a doctor and zoologist, Georg Baurenfeind, the expeditions artist, and Berggren, a Swedish ex-soldier. Learn More
    £3,750

    Date of Publication: 1772

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    Stock Code: 46821

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