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[Volumes 3 & 4] The Holy Land : Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia

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Haghe, Louis, Roberts, David, The Holy Land : Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia Vols. 3 & 4. New York : D. Appleton & Co., 346 & 348 Broadway. 1855.

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Haghe, Louis, Roberts, David, (1855) The Holy Land : Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia Vols. 3 & 4. New York : D. Appleton & Co., 346 & 348 Broadway.

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Haghe, Louis, Roberts, David, The Holy Land : Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia Vols. 3 & 4. New York : D. Appleton & Co., 346 & 348 Broadway. 1855.

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Inquisitive Western minds first glimpsed the mysteries of Egypt and the Middle East in detail through David Roberts' folio-sized Holy Land, issued in 41 parts from 1842 to 1849 and containing 250 full-page hand-colored lithographs produced from his magnificent, on-site drawings.

Roberts was the first Westerner to be granted permission to enter whichever sacred mosque or monument he desired. His images of these sacred places established what many people even today envision as the aura of Egypt and the Holy Land. "Roberts' Holy Land has a world-wide reputation; nothing of a similar character has ever been produced that can bear a comparison with it" (Ran, 6). Louis Haghe, considered the foremost lithographer of his time, transferred the exquisitely detailed drawings to stone.

Six volumes in three: v. 1. Jerusalem and Galilee -- v. 2. The Jordan and Bethlehem -- v. 3. Idumea and Petra -- v. 4-6. Egypt

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This is the first American edition of 1855-56, containing all 250 lithographic plates contained in the folio edition, including a frontispiece portrait of Roberts, six pictorial title pages, and two engraved maps. The work was originally published 1842, in 2 folio 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

6 v. in 3, 250 leaves of plates : 31 cm

Quarto, contemporary full brown blind-stamped morocco sympathetically re-backed, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.

Each volume has separate illustrated title page and pagination; plates numbered continuously

A considerable number of plates are printed in two tints; plates 213 and 240 are printed in three. The plates are accompanied by unnumbered leaves of letterpress description, and blank tissue guard-sheets

References:

Abbey Travel 385, 388; Tooley 401.

List of Images

1. Book Display

2. Front Cover

3. Title Page - Volume 3 (Vignette: Temple of El Khasne, Petra)

4. Arabs of the Desert

5. El Deir, Petra

6. Encampment of the Alloeen in Wady Araba

7. El Khasne

8. Ancient Watch-Tower, Approach to Petra

9. Lower Portion of El Khasne, Petra

10. The Arch Across the Ravine, Petra

11. Petra, Showing the Upper or Eastern End of the Valley

12. Tomb of Aarob, Summit of Mount Hor

13. The Theatre, Petra

14. Mount Hor, from the Cliffs Encircling Petra

15. Remains of a Triumphal Arch at Petra

16. Conference of Arabs

17. The Acropolis (Kusr Faron), Lower End of the Valley

18. Excavations at the Eastern End of the Valley Petra

19. The Ravine, Petra

20. The Necropolis, Petra

21. Site of Petra, South

22. Fortress of Akaba, Arabia Petraea

23. Island of Graia, Gulf of Akaba

24. Convent of St. Catherine, Mount Sinai

25. Encampment of the Oulad-Said, Mount Sinai

26. Rock of Moses, Wady-El-Leja, Mount Horeb

27. Chapel of the Convent of St. Catherine

28. The Christian and Mahometan Chapels on Mount Sinai

29. Ascent of the Lower Range of Mount Sinai

30. Ascent to the Summit of Sinai

31. The Convent of St. Catherine, Mount Sinai

32. Chapel of Elijah, Mount Sinai

33. Convent of St. Catherine, with Mount Horeb

34. An Ancient Egyptian Temple on Gebel Garabe

35. Convent of St. Catherine, Mount Sinai, Principal Court

36. Ayun Musa - The Wells of Moses - Wilderness of Tyh

37. Approach to Mount Sinai

38. Scene on the Quay of Suez

39. Suez, General View

40. Map to Illustrate Mr. Robert's Route

41. Title Page - Volume 4 (Vignette: Scene in a Street in Cairo)

42. View Under the Grand Portico of the Temple, Philae, in Nubia

43. Entrance to the Great Temple of Aboo-Simbel, Nubia

44. Pyramids of Geezeh, from the Nile

45. View Looking Towards the Pyramids of Dashour and Saccara, with a Slave Boat on the Nile

46. Pompey's Pillar, Alexandria

47. Ruins of the Temple of Kom-Ombo, Upper Egypt

48. Temple of Tafa, in Nubia

49. Colossal Figures in Front of the Great Temple of Aboo-Simbel

50. Excavated Temple of Gyrshe, Nubia

51. Portico of the Temple of Edfou, Upper Egypt

52. Statues of Memnon in the Plain of Goorna, at Thebes

53. Thebes, the Colossal Statues of Amunoph III

54. Sanctuary of the Great Temple of Aboo-Simbel, Nubia

55. Interior of the Great Temple of Aboo-Simbel, Nubia

56. Ruins of Luxor, from the South-West

57. General View of the Ruins of Luxor, from the Nile

58. Side View of the Great Sphinx

59. Head of the Great Sphinx, Pyramids of Geezeh

60. Temple of Dakke, in Nubia

61. Central Avenue of the Great Hall of Columns, Karnak

62. Cleopatra's Needle

63. Obelisk at Luxor

64. Ruins of Maharraka, Nubia

65. Interior of the Temple of Esne, in Upper Egypt

66. Temple of Wady Kardassy, Nubia

67. General View of the Island of Philae, Nubia

68. Portico of the Temple of Kalabshe, Nubia

69. View at Luxor, Thebes

70. Libyan Chain of Mountains from the Temple of Luxor

71. Approach to the Temple of Wady Saboua, Nubia

72. View from Under the Portico of the Temple of Edfou, Upper Egypt

73. A Colossal Statue at the Entrance to the Temple of Luxor

74. Temple of Edfou, Ancient Apollinopolis, Upper Egypt

75. Gateway at Dendera

76. Portico of the Temple of Dendera

77. Siout

78. General View of the Ruins of Karnak, from the West

79. Nubian Women at Korti

80. Grand Portico at the Temple of Philae, Nubia

81. Entrance to the Caves at Beni-Hassan

82. Grand Approach to the Temple of Phila, Nubia

83. Temple of Wady Saboua, Nubia

84. Back Cover

Publication Information

Publisher: New York : D. Appleton & Co., 346 & 348 Broadway

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English

ISBN-10: N/A

Date Added: 2019-05-14

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