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De La Mar (al-Baḥḥār), Masʿūd
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Masʿūd De La Mar (also Delmar or al-Baḥḥār), like his fellow member of the De La Mar family of Jewish traders in eighteenth-century Morocco, was close to the Alawid sultans Sīdī Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd-Allāh (r. 1757–1790). Masʿūd served as the sultan’s representative in Holland and England, and he settled in Amsterdam in 1775, periodically visiting London, where he had his own agent. The Jewish merchant elite of Morocco, with the De La Mars in the forefront, were part of a cosmopolitan network of international Jewish traders and  merchants who were active in

Europe and throughout the Medit…

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Shalom Bar-Asher, “De La Mar (al-Baḥḥār), Masʿūd”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0006470>
First published online: 2010

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