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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