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Hadhramaut - The Wonderland
an adventurous research trip through the unknown south arabia 

Travel report by van der Meulen to South Arabia in 1939 with dozens of black and white pictures of a past time.

The photos are depicting the desert, Az-Zara palace, Wadi Hatib, local flowers and trees, tribal men, village Jabir, marble hills at Qarn as-Surran, Qubar Mountains, rock paintings at Dathina Land, Ayad, Husn ed-Daqiqe at Wadi Jirdan, soil made architecture - typically moodbrick architecture of Hadhramaut, El Arsa, camel caravans, Ar Rhoda, Aqaba Kanifa, bedouins at Jebel Sot, pond from At-Tawila at Wadi Faraj, Wadi Amd, Aqaba Ba Tes, Mekheiya, Huraidhah in Wadi Amd, canyon at Al Bahr, pond at Al Bahr, house of Bin Marta at Henin, the gate of Al Qatn, children, Palace of the Ex-Sultan Ali bin Salah, Al Qatn, tombs near Shibam, Shibam and Palace of the Sultan of Schibam, door entrance at Nisab, lanes and street life in Shibam, the palace of the Sultan of Sayun, grave Mosque of Sultan family of Saiwun, city walls and gate of Tarim, graveyard of Bir Tamiz,
bedouin of the tribal Ma'arra, Husn al Ghanam at Wadi bin Ali, Wadi Huweira, buildings in Salim bin Jafar, car street between Mukalla and Al Harshiyat, the port of Mukalla - the most important port city of Hadramawt.


  • 348 pages, therefrom 15 pages intro and 56 photo pages
  • 87 b/w photos on art paper
  • a map of Hadhramaut at front
  • arabic words and their meaning in the rear

In fine exterior and fine interior condition
With the rare Original Dust Jacket included, which is gently taped, otherwise ok. The best copy I ever had!

All pages are complete and tight in the binding.

Approx/Measurements: 9" x 6-1/2"  ~1.9 lbs.

by van der Meulen
Published by Orell, Zurich, Switzerland
in 1948


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