Engraving of the Kaaba and Masjid Haram, Mecca,Circa 1750
Item Number: 14548
Antique engraving of the Kaaba and Masjid Haram, in Mecca, titled: "De Kabba, of Het Huis Gods Te Mecca," from a Dutch travel account on Arabia and the Middle East, circa 1750. Size: 7.5" x 8." The engraving illustrates at its center the Kaaba and the surrounding domed structures as it was in 1700's. We can see over 20 Muslims praying in the outside court. Un-mounted and unframed, trimmed, original fold. This image was later slightly changed and reprinted in several 18th century books, including the Al Coran de Mahomet of Du Ryer. An important print in very good condition.