David Roberts / Louis Haghe: Egypt and Nubia

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Written By: John

I had posted half of these a long time ago, but the links got broken and most images were inaccessible. So, I made a new folder in the gallery a while ago, and loaded the rest of the images. So, I am updating the page and posting a new notice.

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’ trip were published in six volumes as “The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia” (1842-1846) and “Egypt and Nubia” (1846-1849).

While these are available elsewhere, they are not usually very large or in an easy to use format (or they cost money).  These are from the Library of Congress, which has them in unedited TIF files.  I have cropped them , edited them, cleaned up any glaring dirtiness, and converted them to JPEG for easy download in the GALLERY.

Title: Egypt and Nubia
and: The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia
Author: David Roberts
Artist: David Roberts / lithographed by Louis Haghe
Publisher: F.G. (Francis Graham) Moon
Date Published: 1846-1849

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Dancing Girls at Cairo

Dancing Girls at Cairo

Mosque of Sultan Hassan from the Great Square of the Rumeyleh

Mosque of Sultan Hassan from the Great Square of the Rumeyleh

Cairo

Cairo

Tombs of the khalifs, Cairo

Tombs of the khalifs, Cairo

Karnac Nov 29th 1838

Karnac Nov 29th 1838

General view of the island of Philae Nubia Nov 18th 1838

General view of the island of Philae Nubia Nov 18th 1838

General view of the ruins of Luxor from the Nile 1838

General view of the ruins of Luxor from the Nile 1838

Interior of the Temple of Aboo-Simbel Novr 9th 1838 Nubia

Interior of the Temple of Aboo-Simbel Novr 9th 1838 Nubia

Portico of the Temple of Edfou--upper Egypt Novr 23rd 1838

Portico of the Temple of Edfou--upper Egypt Novr 23rd 1838

Entrance to the Great Temple of Aboo-Simble, Nubia (TITLE PAGE)

Entrance to the Great Temple of Aboo-Simble, Nubia (TITLE PAGE)

The Coffee Shop, Cairo

The Coffee Shop, Cairo

4 Responses to “David Roberts / Louis Haghe: Egypt and Nubia”

  1. adele dewing Says:

    I have a copy of Roberts Sketches of Egypt and Nubia by William Brockedon, lithographed by Louis Haghe, part viii. The prints are in reasonable condition but the cover is damaged. I wondered whether you have any information you could give me and a rough valuation. Many thanks.

  2. admin Says:

    I have answered you in more detail via a direct email. If you have not received it please go to the bookstore (zephyrusbooks.com) and conact me directly.

    A lot will depend upon condition of the book, and the number of actual plates in good or better condition. Complete first editions are very valuable, but as you have only a part of it it is difficult to offer anything more precise without a direct appraisal of the volume. I not usually offer appraisals through the bookstore, but will help people via OldBookArt for no charge, especially if I can borrow the images to post on this site to share for free with other people.

    Any appraisals I do offer are done so in a manner to avoid conflicts of interest, and will comply with the IOBA code of ethics (http://www.ioba.org/code.html). This means I will not offer to buy a book from you based on my own appraisal without fully informing you of all possible ways to sell your property to bring the best possible value to you.

  3. Jan van Boetzelaer Says:

    Dear Sirs, I have the following 4 volumes existing of several parts, which ^seem to have been edited by subscription. I cannot find any reference to this edition. Have you heard about this edition?

    Kind regards,

    Jan van Boetzelaer

    Roberts’s Sketches in Holy Land
    Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia
    Lithographed by Louis Haghe
    With historical and descriptive notices and introductory view of Jewish history by the Rev. George Croly, L.L.D
    Edit. Francis Graham Moon, London, 1842.
    Dedicated by express command, to her majesty.
    Vol one: Part I: 1 to 10
    Vol two: Part II: 11 to 20

    Roberts’s Sketches in Egypt and Nubia
    Lithographed by Louis Haghe
    with historical description by William Brockedon F.R.S
    Edit. Francis Graham Moon, London, mid 1850.
    Dedicated by express command, to her majesty.

    Vol one: Part I : 1 to 10
    Vol two: Part II : 11 to 21

  4. m bogg Says:

    I have a folio by David Roberts and lithographed by Louis Hague”new edition”edited by John Carswell and republished by Khayats, Beirut, MCMLX. There is a full set of plates, nos 1 to 28 inclusive. They are entitled “The Holy Land, Syria, Idomea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia ”
    There is no foxing, the condition being very good throughout.
    I would be most grateful if you could estimate their value for me.

    many thanks

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