The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia. After lithographs by Louis Haghe from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts, R.A. With historical descriptions by the Revd. George Croly.
- London : Lithographed printed and published by Day & Son, Lithographers to the Queen, Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, 1855-1856.
- Physical Description:
- 6 volumes : color illustrations, 1 portrait, 3 maps (lithographs), plates ; 31 cm
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- Plates are numbered continuously through the three volumes 1-250, and are interleaved with historical description by George Croly (volumes 1-3) and William Brockedon (volumes 4-6).
Lithograph frontispiece portrait of David Roberts by Charles Baugniet in volume 1.
Includes 2 maps: "Map to illustrate the route of David Roberts, Esq., R.A. in the Holy Land, Petrea & Syria (plate 125) is bound at end of volume 3; "Map to illustrate the sketches of David Roberts, Esq., R.A. in Egypt and Nubia. 1849" (plate 212) is bound at end of volume 5.
Originally published 1842, in 2 vols., with introduction by Rev. G. Croly. In 1847 combined with "Views in ancient Egypt and Nubia" (1846, introduction by W. Brockedon)--and issued under general title "Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea ..." cf. Allibone and Brit. mus. Catalogue
Abbey, J.R. Life in England in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 388
Includes bibliographical references.
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 has the bookplate of the Reverend Windham de la Poer Beresford-Peirse and William Proctor Baker. The text relating to Bethlehem appears at the beginning of v. 2. Title pages to volumes 1-4 are dated April 16, 1855. Bound in 3 volumes; the final volume, containing v. 5-6, wanting.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2: Text relating to Bethlehem appears at the beginning of v. 1, following The armorial designs of Jerusalem. The t.-p. to v. 1 is dated April 16, 1855; the t.-p. to v. 2 is dated October 1, 1855; the t.-p. to v. 3 is dated December 15, 1855; and the t.-p. to v. 4 is dated April 1, 1856. bound in 6 volumes.
SML, AOS Ra +C87: in 40 parts; title page in for individual v. in pt. 1, 8, 14/15, 21, 29, 36.
Six-volume edition of 1855-56 of tinted lithographs in one or more colors by Louis Haghe of paintings and sketches by David Roberts of landscapes, scenes, architecture, and antiquities of the Holy Land. The first three volumes comprise the series of lithographs known as the Holy Land; volumes 4-6 are known as "Egypt & Nubia." Roberts traveled to Palestine and the Holy Land from Egypt by way of Suez, Sinai (where he visited St. Catherine's monastery), and Petra. In southern Palestine he visited Hebron, Gaza, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Bethany, Jericho, Bethlehem, and Baalbec
- Subject Terms:
- Church buildings -- Middle East.Israel -- Pictorial works.Jerusalem -- Description and travel.Jews -- History.Jordan -- Pictorial works.Lebanon -- Description and travel.Middle East -- Antiquities -- Pictorial works.Middle East -- Description and travel.Middle East -- Pictorial works.Painters -- Travel -- Middle East.Palestine -- Pictorial works.Petra (Extinct city) -- Pictorial works.Roberts, David, 1796-1864 -- Travel -- Middle East.Sinai (Egypt) -- Pictorial works.Syria -- Pictorial works.
- I. (Jerusalem and Galilee.) With historical descriptions by G. Croly.
- II. (The Jordan and Bethlehem.) With historical descriptions by G. Croly.
- III. (Idumea and Petra.) With historical descriptions by G. Croly.
- IV. (Egypt: an introduction) With historical descriptions by W. Brockedon.
- V. [Nile; Nubia and Sudan.] With historical descriptions by W. Brockedon.
- VI. [Cairo and the Nile.] With historical descriptions by W. Brockedon.