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The Hegira, or Flight of the false prophet Mahomet.

Image ID: 833709

The Hegira, or Flight of the false prophet Mahomet. (1859)

Image Details

Image Title

:  The Hegira, or Flight of the false prophet Mahomet.


: Bobbett & Edmonds -- Engraver

Published Date

: 1859

Depicted Date

: 622 A.D

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : col. ; 24 x 15 cm. (9 1/2 x 6 in.)


: Printed on border: "After being compelled, by the violence of his enemies, to quit Medina [i.e. Mecca], the prophet for three days remained hid in a solitary cave on Mount Thor. At the end of that time he secretly departed with a single companion, the faithful Abu Beker. Urging their camels hastily over the desert, they arrived in safely at the strong and friendly city of Medina. This memorable Flight, from which all Moslem nations date their chronology, occurred in the 622d year of the Christian era."

Original Source

: From The Eastern, or Old World : embracing ancient and modern history. (New York : American subscription pub. house, 1859) Brownell, Henry Howard (1820-1872), Author.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Islam

Source Description

: 2 folders (60 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 833709

Record ID

: 720325

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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