HAJJ--[PANORAMIC OVERVIEW OF MECCA].

Lot Number 155
Author HUNGLINGER, ANDREAS MAGNUS.
Title HAJJ--[PANORAMIC OVERVIEW OF MECCA].
Year Published 1803
Place Printed VIENNA CARL PONHEIMER,
Printed By
Description HAJJ--HUNGLINGER, ANDREAS MAGNUS. [PANORAMIC OVERVIEW OF MECCA]. VIENNA: CARL PONHEIMER, 1803 Engraved print on 2 sheets joined (487 x 850mm.), including engraved descriptive text beneath, cropped to plate mark and mounted, minor wear along old creases
Comments A very rare view of Mecca, the largest and most detailed published at the time, drawn by the Austrian orientalist Hunglinger, who accompanied Constantine Ludolf, minister of the King of the two Sicilies, to Constantinople. He based this panorama on an illustration in Ignace de Mouradja d'Ohsson's Tableau Général de l'Empire Othoman (1787), some of the original engravings of which had been destroyed by a fire in Pera in 1791. Hunglinger's engraving, which differs from Mouradja d'Ohsson's in some details, numbers sixty buildings in Mecca, each of which is captioned beneath the image. Pilgrims from as far as the mountain of Ararat are seen arriving for the Hajj. Neither Mouradja d'Ohsson nor the engravers went to Mecca, but based their work on existing illustrations and the accounts of Turkish pilgrims. We can trace no recent sale record for this print at auction. Another example of this print was displayed at the British Museum in the recent exhibition: Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam (26 January to 15 April 2012) and was featured in the accompanying publication.
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Estimated Price GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
( USD 25,200.00 - 33,600.00 )
Actual Price GBP 87,650.00 ( USD 141,116.50 )

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Auction House Sothebys
Website http://www.sothebys.com/
Auction Name Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural History
Sale Number #L12401
Auction Date May 9, 2012 - May 9, 2012
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