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Egypt and Nubia / The Holy Land Limited Collector’s edition

750 LE

Short Description: An exquisite collection for fine art lovers and David Roberts connoisseurs.
Authors : Drawings by David Roberts, R.A. With historical descriptions by William Brockedon Lithographed by Louis Haghe
  • Publisher: American University Press Cairo
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  • Hard Cover: True
  • ISBN: 9789774245954
  • Publishing Date: 2000

The genius and sensitivity of the justly celebrated nineteenth-century Scottish artist David Roberts are fully revealed in this outstanding special three-volume collector’s edition that reproduces in unprecedented print quality all 247 of Roberts’ published drawings of Egypt and the Holy Land. In 1838 and 1839, Roberts spent eleven months traveling and sketching throughout Egypt from Alexandria to Abu Simbel and through Sinai to Petra, Jerusalem, Palestine, and Lebanon. The 247 lithographs that Belgian engraver Louis Haghe then produced at the rate of one a month from the drawings executed during Roberts’ extraordinary trip were published in six volumes by Francis Graham Moon, as The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia (1842–46) and Egypt and Nubia (1846–49). This monumental work assured the artist of a fame that has lasted until the modern day. Once again in this limited collector’s edition, the wonders that Roberts saw on his trip and the style of life in the Middle East in the middle of the nineteenth century are brought vividly to life by the pictures and the original accompanying texts by the Reverend George Croly and William Brockedon. All admirers of David Roberts will want to own this unique and exquisitely produced edition. David Roberts, R.A., was born in Stockbridge near Edinburgh in October 1796 and died in November 1864