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Karnac

by ROBERTS, David; engraved by Louis Haghe

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Sketches in Egypt and Nubia, from Drawings made on the Spot.. Francis Graham Moon., 1846.. Roberts was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East. His tour in 1838-9 produced 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo and three full sketchbooks, enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade he made "a series of entire new drawings" for the large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, which was originally published by subscription, 1842-9. No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. "Robert's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, Travel). Abbey, Travel, 272; Gay 2216; Ibrahim-Hilmy, II, p.176; Lipperheide 1591; Tooley (1954) 402. Lithograph. Hand coloured. Fine condition. Mounted size: 53 x 68.4cm Size: 36 x 53 cm.

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Peter Harrington GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
Karnac
Author
ROBERTS, David; engraved by Louis Haghe
Book Condition
Used
Place of Publication
Sketches in Egypt and Nubia, from Drawings made on the Spot.. Francis Graham Moon.
Date Published
1846.

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Peter Harrington

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About Peter Harrington

Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.

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