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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 Lbanon. 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

$55



Descent on the
Valley of the Jordan

$45



The Immersion of the Pilgrims

$60



The Dead Sea

$55



The Convent of St. Saba

$60



The Chapel of St. Saba

$50


Wilderness of Engedi
Wilderness of Engedi



Beit Jibrin

$50


Hebron
Hebron



Ruins of Semua

$55



Askelon

$55



Ashdod

$55



Lydda

$55



Jaffa, Looking North

$55



Jaffa, Looking South

$60


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



Ramla

$55



St. Jean d'Acre from the land



St. Jean d'Acre from the sea

$60



Cape Blanco

$60


Port of Tyre
Port of Tyre



General View of Tyre



Ruins of an Ionic Temple

$55


Tyre from the Isthmus
Tyre from the Isthmus



Sarepta

$40


Sidon
Sidon



Sidon from the North

$60


The Citadel of Sidon
The Citadel of Sidon



Baalbec, General View

$55



Baalbec, Looking Towards Lebanon

$55



The Doorway, Baalbec



The Circular Temple, Baalbec

$50



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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