YUSUF KAMAL and Frederick Caspar WIEDER (editor). Monumenta Cartographica Africae et Aegypti. [Leiden: E.J. Brill for the author], 1926-1953.
5 volumes in 16 parts as issued, elephant 2 (750 x 600mm). Title in Arabic and Latin, printed in red and black, in various original languages with parallel French text, dedication, portrait of the author, and 783 plates. Original red half cloth gilt, spine with red morocco lettering-pieces, partially uncut (a small scuffs). Provenance: F.C. Wieder; by descent.
THE MOST LAVISH ATLAS PUBLISHED THIS CENTURY, 1 OF 100 COPIES PUBLISHED FOR PRESENTATION AND NOT FOR SALE, THIS THE EDITOR'S COPY AND THE ONLY COMPLETE EXAMPLE TO HAVE BEEN OFFERED AT AUCTION. The publication of this extraordinary historical atlas of Egypt, Africa and the Middle East, was undertaken and financed by the Egyptian prince, Yusuf Kamal. The plates reproduce the greatest maps of the region. Copies were presented to libraries, institutions, and individuals, including the author and editor of the commentary, the eminent Dutch cartographer and librarian, Frederick Caspar Wieder, to whom the present copy belonged. The work comprises:
Volume I: poque avant Ptolme.
Volume II: fasc. 1-3, Ptolme et poque grco-romaine,
fasc. 4, Atlas Antique et Index.
Volume III: fasc. 1-5 poque Arabe.
Volume IV: fasc. 1-4, poque portulans suivie par l'poque des dcouvertes.
Volume V: fasc. 1-2, Additamenta (naissance et evolution de la cartographie moderne). (16)