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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.

THE JORDAN AND BETHLEHEM
(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 Idumea and Petra


Encampment of the Pilgrims at Jericho
Encampment of the Pilgrims
at Jericho

$55


Descent on the Valley of the Jordan
Descent on the
Valley of the Jordan

$45


The Immersion of the Pilgrims
The Immersion of the Pilgrims

$60


The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea

$55


The Convent of St. Saba
The Convent of St. Saba

$60


The Chapel of St. Saba
The Chapel of St. Saba

$50


Wilderness of Engedi
Wilderness of Engedi


Beit Jibrin
Beit Jibrin

$50


Hebron
Hebron


Ruins of Semua
Ruins of Semua

$55


Askelon
Askelon

$55


Ashdod
Ashdod

$55


Lydda
Lydda

$55


Jaffa, Looking North
Jaffa, Looking North

$55


Jaffa, Looking South
Jaffa, Looking South

$60


Caiphas, Looking Towards Mount Carmel
Caiphas, Looking Towards
Mount Carmel


Ramla
Ramla

$55


St. Jean d'Acre from the land
St. Jean d'Acre from the land

$55


St. Jean d'Acre from the land
St. Jean d'Acre from the sea

$60


Cape Blanco
Cape Blanco

$60


Port of Tyre
Port of Tyre


General View of Tyre
General View of Tyre


Ruins of an Ionic Temple
Ruins of an Ionic Temple

$55


Tyre from the Isthmus
Tyre from the Isthmus


Sarepta
Sarepta

$40


Sidon
Sidon


Sidon from the North
Sidon from the North

$60


The Citadel of Sidon
The Citadel of Sidon


Baalbec, General View
Baalbec, General View

$55


Baalbec, Looking Towards Lebanon
Baalbec, Looking Towards Lebanon

$55


The Doorway, Baalbec
The Doorway, Baalbec


The Circular Temple, Baalbec
The Circular Temple, Baalbec

$50


Portion of the Eastern Portico, Baalbec
Portion of the Eastern Portico, Baalbec

$50


Shrine of the Nativity, Bethlehem
Shrine of the Nativity, Bethlehem


Bethlehem
Bethlehem



Bethany
Bethany

More David Roberts The Holy Land lithographs here:

Jerusalem and Galilee

Idumea and Petra

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