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A Mueddin chanting the call to prayer from a gallery of the Minaret of 'Isa (Jesus). This minaret (on the summit of which Moslem tradition says that Jesus will appear on the Judgement Day) is at the south-east corner of the Great Mosque, Damascus, and is two hundred and fifty feet in height. The beautiful octagonal minaret at the south-west corner is called El Gharbîyeh. A third minaret, not shown in this illustration, is called El 'Arûs (the Bride).

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A Mueddin chanting the call to prayer from a gallery of the Minaret of 'Isa (Jesus).  This minaret (on the summit of which Moslem tradition says that Jesus will appear on the Judgement Day) is at the south-east corner of the Great Mosque, Damascus, and is two hundred and fifty feet in height. The beautiful octagonal minaret at the south-west corner is called El Gharbîyeh. A third minaret, not shown in this illustration, is called El 'Arûs (the Bride).

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A Mueddin chanting the call to prayer from a gallery of the Minaret of 'Isa (Jesus). This minaret (on the summit of which Moslem tradition says that Jesus will appear on the Judgement Day) is at the south-east corner of the Great Mosque, Damascus, and is two hundred and fifty feet in height. The beautiful octagonal minaret at the south-west corner is called El Gharbîyeh. A third minaret, not shown in this illustration, is called El 'Arûs (the Bride).
Names
Woodward, John Douglas (1846-1924) (Artist)
Collection

Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1881 - 1884
Place: New York
Publisher: D. Appleton
Library locations
Dorot Jewish Division
Shelf locator: *PWC+ (Wilson, C. W. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt. 1881)
Topics
Damascus (Syria)
Minarets -- Syria -- Damascus
Genres
Prints
Illustrations
Wood engravings
Notes
Statement of responsibility: edited by Colonel Wilson ; assisted by the most eminent Palestine explorers, etc. ; with numerous engravings on steel and wood from original drawings by Harry Fenn and J. D. Woodward.
Physical Description
Extent: 23.5 x 16.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPG794840631-B
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10607452
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fa23e7e0-c5f2-012f-b9b4-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1846: Creator Born
  • 1881: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1924: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

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Dorot Jewish Division, The New York Public Library. "A Mueddin chanting the call to prayer from a gallery of the Minaret of 'Isa (Jesus). This minaret (on the summit of which Moslem tradition says that Jesus will appear on the Judgement Day) is at the south-east corner of the Great Mosque, Damascus, and is two hundred and fifty feet in height. The beautiful octagonal minaret at the south-west corner is called El Gharbîyeh. A third minaret, not shown in this illustration, is called El 'Arûs (the Bride)." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1881 - 1884. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-5ede-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Dorot Jewish Division, The New York Public Library. "A Mueddin chanting the call to prayer from a gallery of the Minaret of 'Isa (Jesus). This minaret (on the summit of which Moslem tradition says that Jesus will appear on the Judgement Day) is at the south-east corner of the Great Mosque, Damascus, and is two hundred and fifty feet in height. The beautiful octagonal minaret at the south-west corner is called El Gharbîyeh. A third minaret, not shown in this illustration, is called El 'Arûs (the Bride)." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 17, 2018. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-5ede-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Dorot Jewish Division, The New York Public Library. (1881 - 1884). A Mueddin chanting the call to prayer from a gallery of the Minaret of 'Isa (Jesus). This minaret (on the summit of which Moslem tradition says that Jesus will appear on the Judgement Day) is at the south-east corner of the Great Mosque, Damascus, and is two hundred and fifty feet in height. The beautiful octagonal minaret at the south-west corner is called El Gharbîyeh. A third minaret, not shown in this illustration, is called El 'Arûs (the Bride). Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-5ede-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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A Mueddin chanting the call to prayer from a gallery of the Minaret of 'Isa (Jesus).  This minaret (on the summit of which Moslem tradition says that Jesus will appear on the Judgement Day) is at the south-east corner of the Great Mosque, Damascus, and is two hundred and fifty feet in height. The beautiful octagonal minaret at the south-west corner is called El Gharbîyeh. A third minaret, not shown in this illustration, is called El 'Arûs (the Bride).