Ibn Batuta [Abu Abd Allah Muhammad Ibn Battuta] - Viagens extensas e dilatadas do celebre Arabe Abu-Abdallah, mais conhecido pelo nome de Ben-Batuta - 1840/1855

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Ibn Batuta [Abu Abd Allah Muhammad Ibn Battuta] - Viagens extensas e dilatadas do celebre Arabe Abu-Abdallah, mais conhecido pelo nome de Ben-Batuta - 1840/1855
Voyages et découvertes, Asie, Islam, Orient - Quantité : 2 - Livre

Large 8º (20.7 x 15 cm). 2 volumes. I: 2 sheets, including the title page, VII - 533 pp., 2 sheets, including the title page, II: 2 sheets, VIII - 446 pp. Antique quarter binding. The first and only Portuguese edition of the travels of Ibn Battuta, a native of Tanger, is known as the largest traveller in the Muslim world of the Middle Ages. He left his hometown in 1325 with the purpose of fulfilling one of the five commandments of the Muslim faith: the pilgrimage to Mecca, and by the way expanding his legal studies in Egypt and Syria. He never stop traveling, except for small periods, until 1353. During these 28 years, along relentless walking, camel or sea voyages, Ibn Battuta travelled the world until then known, from North Africa to China, touring southeastern Europe, the Middle East, central and southeast Asia, Russia, India, Kurdistan, Madagascar, Zanzibar, Ceylon or, in the West, the kingdoms of Aragon and Granada , which he would visit on subsequent trips. In total, he travelled more than 120,000 kilometres and met more than 1,500 people, many of whom he quotes accurately in his travel book. Therefore, the account of his adventures, a kind of travel diary, or rihla in its Arabic version, is a fantastic source of information about the Mediterranean and the East in the 14th century: local culture, customs, characters, landscapes, and especially goods and all kinds of trade products... they all have a place in the rihla. The peculiar way of travelling of the time, using Muslim hospitality for those who make pilgrimages to holy places, his great adaptation to the places he visited and the expansion of Islam allowed him to travel places as far away as India and Timbuktu, reach the remote Samarkand and sail along the eastern cost of Africa further south of Mombasa. He travelled three times longer than Marco Polo, and many more kilometres also than other great medieval travellers such as the Granadan Abu Hamid and the Valencian Ibn Yubayr (both from the 12th century), the Tunisian Ibn Jaldun (a few decades later), or the Spanish diplomat Ruy González de Clavijo, who visited the court of Timur in Samarkand in the early 15th century. After returning to Morocco in 1355, Ibn Battuta received from the Marinid sultan of Fes, Abu Inan, the task of collecting in writing all the experiences of his travels. The resulting work was titled A Gift to Those Who Contemplate the Wonders of Cities and the Marvels of Traveling, but went down in history as Rihla, ‘the travel’. Ibn Battuta's Rihla is an exceptional document on the state of the Muslim world in one of its times of fullness and on the scouting passion of the greatest traveller in the history of Islam. It is said that this Portuguese edition, translated by José Moura from an original Arabic manuscript, is the most complete of those published in any language (English, published in 1829, and French, in 1853). Magnificent copy, clean and in perfect condition. Innocêncio, 2613-2614; NYPL Arabia, p. 167 (first volume only).

Informations du lot
Object
Livre
Nombre de livres
2
Sujet
Asie, Islam, Orient, Voyages et découvertes
Auteur/ Illustrateur
Ibn Batuta [Abu Abd Allah Muhammad Ibn Battuta]
Titre du livre
Viagens extensas e dilatadas do celebre Arabe Abu-Abdallah, mais conhecido pelo nome de Ben-Batuta
État
Très bon état
Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
1840
Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus récent
1855
Édition
1ère édition
Langue
Portugais
Langue originale
Non
Éditeur
Lisboa, Na Typografia da Academia
Reliure
Cuir
Nombre de pages
979
Dimensions
207×150 mm
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