Category Archives: Shahrazad

Shahrázád in Art 3

One source[1] has this illustration as being the earliest Arabian Nights illustration but this copy is from a 1729 edition of Galland’s Mille et Une Nuit.  The illustration is by David Coster, a Dutch engraver.  It is was included in … Continue reading

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Stamps of the Arabian Nights, Part 17

In 1980 Syria issued a series of five stamps with Arabian Nights theme illustrations. These include a depiction of Shanrayar and Shahrazad, the ubiquitous Sindbad, Ali Baba and Aladdin and, for the first time, Hassan. There are a number of … Continue reading

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Stamps of the Arabian Nights, Part 12

Etat Comorien, or Comorian, is a collection of islands in the Indian Ocean, north-west of Madagascar.  Prior to 1975 the islands were a colony of France, administered from Madagascar from 1911.  After a referendum in 1974, the Comorian parliament voted … Continue reading

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Stamps of the Arabian Nights, Part 11

This stamp was issued in 2004 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Les Mille et Une Nuit.  It was in 1704 that the first European language translation, and specific identification of a text of The Thousand and One Nights was … Continue reading

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Stamps of the Arabian Nights, Part 5

In 1965 Hungary produced a set of 9 Arabian Nights theme stamps.  This is the earliest set of Nights stamps that I have managed to find to date.

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Stamps of the Arabian Nights, Part 3

Ajman is another of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is the smallest of the emirates, at just 260 square kilometers. By comparison, Wolfe Island, just south of Kingston, Ontario comes in at about … Continue reading

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Shahrázád in Art, part 2

Shahrazad by the Dalziel brothers. Dulcken, H. W. Dalziels’ Illustrated Arabian Nights’ Entertainments. London: Ward, Lock, and Tyler. nd., pp.822. Illustration by J.D. Watson, engraving by Thomas Dalziel. The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments. London: George Routledge and Sons. 1895, pp.796. Engraving … Continue reading

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