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'Die Moschee und der nordwestliche Theil der Stadt'. [‎2v] (1/1)

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The record is made up of 1 print (possibly lithographic A lithograph is an image reproduced from a printing plate whose image areas attract ink and non-image areas repel it. ) of a drawing after a photograph. It was created in 1888. It was written in German. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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This panoramic view over Mecca showing most of the Masjid al-Haram and the northwest portion of the city is likely a print of a drawing after a photograph or series of photographs of the same view by the Mekkan photographer, and doctor, al-Sayyid ʻAbd al-Ghaffār.

Numbers printed within the image refer to locations indicated in a key (in German) below the image. These are as follows: Office of the Qādhi; Castle on Jebel Hindi; Building housing the Zamzam well; Minbar; Maqām al-H̱anafī; Maqām al-Mālikī; and Maqām al-H̱anbalī.

An additional note in German states that ‘the steps to the Caaba and the Maqām Ibrahīm, which is also the Maqām el-Schāfi’ī’, are obscured from view by the Zamzam building.'

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Printed above image, in ink:

I

Printed beneath image, in ink:

‘Die Moschee und der nordwestliche Theil der Stadt.’

‘1. Amt des Qādhī’s. 2. Festung auf dem Djèbèl Hindī. 3. Gebäude des Zemzembrunnens. 7. Mimbar (Kanzel). 8. Maqām èl-H̱anafī. 9. Maqām èl-Mālikī. 10. Maqām èl-H̱ambalī. Die Treppen zur Ka’bah und der Maqām Ibrāhīm (zugleich Maqām ès-Schāfi’ī) sind hier durch das Zemzemgebäude dem Auge entzogen.’

Scattered throughout image: numbers 1–3; 7–10

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1 print (possibly lithographic A lithograph is an image reproduced from a printing plate whose image areas attract ink and non-image areas repel it. ) of a drawing after a photograph
Physical characteristics

Dimensions:

164 x 410 mm

Format:

1 line engraving after a photograph, printed onto two pages and bound into volume

Condition:

The print is in good condition with only minor surface dirt throughout.

Foliation:

‘I’

Written in
German in Latin script
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'Die Moschee und der nordwestliche Theil der Stadt'. [‎2v] (1/1), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, 1781.b.6/1, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023627936.0x000014> [accessed 28 February 2024]

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