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The Holy Land

by David Roberts (1880)
drawn on stone by Louis Haghe


Original Tinted Stone Lithographs over 130 years old

Sheet size: approximately 9.5 x 12.75 inches
Original text accompanies lithograph when possible.

The Scottish artist David Roberts (1796-1864) was the first British artist to sketch the fantastic monuments of ancient Egypt. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, travelling some 800 miles south from Cairo, David Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches.

In 1839 he undertook the second part of his journey, leaving Cairo in the company of two friends, travelling through Suez, Mount Sinai and Petra, and continuing on up  through the Holy Land and into modern day Lebanon. Having visited the most remarkable places from Dan to Beersheba, he finally returned home after some eleven months.

Upon his return, David Roberts submitted his drawings to F.G Moon in London, an enterprising publisher, who arranged for Roberts to superintend their reproduction into lithographs, a task entrusted to Louis Hague. Preparing the plates for production took almost eight years.

IDUMEA AND PETRA
(Please note: the entire sheet is too large to scan, but the margins are present and full. Click on thumbnails for an enlarged view.)

See also Jerusalem and Galilee and The Jordan and Bethlehem

Arabs of the Desert
Arabs of the Desert

$60

Encampment of the Alloeen in Wady-Araba
Encampment of the Alloeen in Wady-Araba

$60

Ancient Watch-Tower
Ancient Watch-Tower

$60

The Arch across The Ravine, Petra
The Arch across The Ravine, Petra


Tomb of Aaron, Summit of Mount Hor
Tomb of Aaron,
Summit of Mount Hor

$50

Mount Hor, from the cliffs encircling Petra
Mount Hor, from the cliffs encircling Petra

$40

Remains of a Triumphal Arch at Petra
Remains of a Triumphal Arch
at Petra

$45

The Acropolis (Kasr Faron), Lower end of the valley
The Acropolis (Kasr Faron)
Lower end of the valley

$35

Excavation at the Eastern End of the Valley, Petra
Excavation at the Eastern End of the Valley, Petra

The Ravine, Petra
The Ravine, Petra

$60

The Necropolis, Petra
The Necropolis, Petra

$50

Site of Petra, South
Site of Petra, South

$50

Fortress of Akaba, Arabia Petraea
Fortress of Akaba, Arabia Petraea

$40

Island of Graia, Gulf of Akaba
Island of Graia, Gulf of Akaba

$55

Convent of St. Catherine, Mount Sinai
Convent of St. Catherine,
Mount Sinai

Encampment of the Oulad-Said, Mount Sinai
Encampment of the Oulad-Said
[Aulad-Said] , Mount Sinai

$50

Rock of Moses, Wady El-Leja, Mount Horab
Rock of Moses, Wady El-Leja, Mount Horab

$50

Chapel of the Convent of St. Catherine
Chapel of the Convent
of St. Catherine

$55

The Christian and Mahometan Chapels of Mount Sinai
The Christian and Mahometan Chapels of Mount Sinai

$55

Ascent of the Lower Range of Sinai
Ascent of the Lower Range of Sinai

$55

The Convent of St. Catherine, Mount Sinai
The Convent of St. Catherine, Mount Sinai

$50

Ascent to the Summit of Mount Sinai
Ascent to the Summit of
Mount Sinai

Chapel of Elijah, Mount Sinai
Chapel of Elijah, Mount Sinai

$45

Ancient Egyptian Temple on Gebel Garabe
Ancient Egyptian Temple
on Gebel Garabe

$50

Ayun Musa - The Wells of Moses, Wilderness of Tyh
Ayun Musa — The Wells of Moses, Wilderness of Tyh

$45

Approach to Mt. Sinai
Approach to Mt. Sinai

$50

Scene on the Quay of Suez
Scene on the Quay of Suez

$60

More David Roberts The Holy Land lithographs here:

Jerusalem and Galilee

The Jordan and Bethlehem

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