Mas’ei Yisrael

AUCTION 28 | Tuesday, April 05th, 2005 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: The Library of the late Professor Abraham J. Karp.

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Lot 50

Mas’ei Yisrael

FIRST HEBREW EDITION. Translated from the German by the Hebrew journalist (Editor of Hamagid) David Gordon. WITH LARGE FOLDING MAP. Solomon B. Freehoff copy pp. (18), 134, (2). Foxed, map worn. Later boards. 8vo Vinograd, Lyck 8 (without noting the map); Ch.B. Friedberg M-2621 (records the map)

Lyck: Tzvi Hirsch Petsall 1859

Est: $600 - $900
TRAVELS OF BENJAMIN OF TUDELA II In search of the Lost Ten Tribes, this indefatigable traveler, (who styled himself Benjamin of Tudela II in emulation of the medieval Spanish traveler Benjamin of Tudela), set out for Egypt, visiting the Holy Land, and then journeying on into Syria, Kurdistan, Persia, India and China. Returning to Europe by way of Afghanistan, he also traveled to Algeria, Morocco and Ethiopia. Contains a wealth of information concerning Jewish settlement world-wide. This copy with the often missing map of the author’s travels. See also Lot *** (Americana)