The Holy Land, David Roberts, London c.1880 (50787)

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Listing Details

Lot Number: 50787
Title (English): The Holy Land
Author: David Roberts (illustrator); George Croly and Louis Haghe (authors)
City: London
Publisher: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.,
Publication Date: c.1880
Estimated Price: $1,000.00 USD - $3,000.00 USD
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Physical Description:

120 lithographed plates, seperated by tissue, and a full page or more of historical background of the painting, occasional spotting and damp staining, several ff loose, gill edges. A good copy bound in original boards with decorative spine, color faded and rear panel solied.

Detailed Description:   

Title:The Holy Land, 3 parts in 1 vol., text by George Croly, half-titles, parts titles printed in red and black, 120 lithographed plates by Louis Haghe after Roberts, tissue guards,. Divided into 3 sections: I. Jerusalem and Galilee, II. Bethlehem, and III. Idumea and Petra.

David Roberts (1796-1864) was a Scottish painter. He is especially known for a prolific series of detailed lithograph prints of The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia published by F.G. Moon in London 1842-49 which he produced during the 1840s from sketches he made during long tours of the region from 1838 to1840. After more than 170 years his paintings are still the most beloved and popular illustrations of The Holy Land and Egypt, and are highly sought after by collectors.


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