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 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. These are originally from the Library of Congress, which has them in unedited TIF format. They needed a lot of work be made presentable, so I have cropped them, edited them, cleaned up any glaring dirtiness, and converted them to JPEG for easy download.
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
There are two galleries here, one for each series, to make browsing the many images a bit more manageable