Engraving of 2 Views of the Kaaba and Masjid Haram, Mecca, Circa 18th Century
Item Number: 14571
Antique engraving of the Kaaba and Masjid Haram, in Mecca, titled: "View Of The Temple of Mecca," accompanied by "Plan Of The Temple of Mecca," circa 18th century. Size: 8" x 12." The engraving illustrates at its center the Kaaba and the surrounding domed structures as it was in 1700's. There are 2 images on this foldout plate, the first is an aerial plan of Mecca and the second is a view of the Kaaba with 100 Muslims praying in the outside court. Unmounted and unframed, with traces of original fold. This image is different from the above plate and was included in 18th century books, including the Al Coran de Mahomet of Du Ryer. With some aged related toning and folds present. An important print in very good condition.