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Fine 20th Century chromolithographic view of a portion of Mecca, centered on the Kaaba.

This view is unusual, in that it shows three minarets and the surrounding hills of Mecca, unlike most of the views of the Kaaba sold to pilgrims to commemorate the Hajj.

Another unusual feature of the image is what appears to be a ring of electric street lamps around the Kaaba.  The first electric lighting system was installed during the reign of Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlī (emir of Mecca 1908–16 and king of Hejaz 1916–24). 

Condition Description
Minor dampstains in the blank margins.