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Roberts, David (1796-1864)

Auction:
2483
Lot:
534
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$14,220$12,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2483
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 15, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Roberts, David (1796-1864), The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia, London: F.G. Moon, 1843, Volume II and III only bound in one volume, contemporary gilt tooled and lettered crushed brown morocco, with two pictorial titles and forty-one full page lithotint plates, folio, (covers with weak hinges, chipping and bumping, internal minor smudging, very good overall).
Estimate $10,000-15,000

List of Plates: Volume II

Full plates

Descent Upon the Valley of the Jordan
Jericho
Convent of St. Saba
Engedi
Hebron
Askelon
Gaza
Jaffa Looking South
Caiphas Looking to Mr. Carmel
St. Jean D'Acre
Cape Blanco
General View of Tyre
Tyre from the Isthmus
Sidon
Sidon Looking to Lebanon
Baalbec
Baalbec, another view
Doorway of Baalbec
Portion Eastern Portico, Baalbec
Bethlehem
Church of St. Helena, Bethlehem

Volume II Half Plates

Encampment at Jericho
Immersion of the Pilgrims
The Dead Sea
Chapel of St. Saba
Beit Jibrin
Ruins of Semua
Ashdod
Lydda
Jaffa
Ramala
St. Jean D'Acre
Port of Tyre
Ruins of an Ionic Temple
Sarepta
Sidon from the North
Citadel of Sidon
Jenin
Baalbec Looking to Lebanon
Circular Temple, Baalbec
Shrine of the Nativity
Bethany

Volume III Full Plates

Title page
El Deir, Petra
Petra
Temple Called El Khasne-Petra
Petra, Shewing Upper or Eastern End of Valley The Theater Remains Triumphal Arch, Petra The Acropolis Lower End Valley Ravine Site of Petra Island of Graia, Akebah Encampment of Aulad-Sa'id Chapel of the Convent St. Catherine Ascent of the Lower Range, Sinai Convent of St. Catherine: Sinai
" " " : With Mt. Horeb
" " " : Sinai
Approach to Mt. Sinai
Suez
Map of Route of David Roberts

Volume III Half Plates

Arabs of the Desert
Encampment Alloeen in Wady Araba
Ancient Waltch Tower
Arch Crossing Ravine
Tombe of Aaron, Mt. Hor
Mt. Hor from Petra
Conf. of Arabs
Excavation at Eastern End
Necropolis
Fortress of Akabah
Convent of St. Catherine
Rock of Moses
Summit of Mt. Sinai
Ascent to Summit, Sinai
Chapel of Elijah, Sinai
Ancient Egyptian Temple
Ayun Musa, Wells of Moses
Scene on the Quay of Suez


covers with weak hinges, chipping and bumping, internal minor smudging, very good overall

Keywords

David Roberts, Sinai, Lebanon, Syria, Arabia, The Holy Land, Egypt, London, Jordan, Gaza, Carmel, Cape Blanco, Portion Eastern Portico, Church of St. Helena, Dead Sea, Chapel of St. Saba, Port of Tyre, Beit Jibrin, Citadel of Sidon, Suez, Circular Temple, Deir, Mt. Sinai, Temple Called El Khasne-Petra, Valley The Theater Remains Triumphal Arch, Sa'id Chapel, Akebah Encampment, Mt. Horeb, Encampment Alloeen, Mt. Hor, Ancient Waltch Tower, Aaron, Arch Crossing Ravine, Fortress of Akabah, Chapel of Elijah, Ancient Egyptian Temple

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