Christian and Mahometan Chapels on the summit of Mt. Sinai [An Original Hand-Coloured Lithograph From] THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT AND NUBIA

(London: F.G. Moon and Co., 1845).

FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. This is an excellent plate with the impressive content of one of the world's great holy sites, according to Jewish, Christian, and Islamic tradition, the biblical Mount Sinai was the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments. An excellent plate with exceptional detail and depth of colour.
We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many other views of Petra and Sinai there are also available views of Egypt,Tyre, Nubia, the Jordan, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details.
Roberts set sail for Egypt on 31 August 1838, a few years after Owen Jones. His intent was to produce drawings that he could later use as the basis for the paintings and lithographs to sell to the public. Egypt was much in vogue at this time, and travellers, collectors and lovers of antiquities were keen to buy works inspired by the East or depicting the great monuments of ancient Egypt.
Roberts made a long tour in Egypt, Nubia, the Sinai, the Holy Land, Jordan and Lebanon. Throughout, he produced a vast collection of drawings and watercolour sketches.
On his return to Britain, Roberts worked with lithographer Louis Haghe from 1842 to 1849 to produce these lavishly illustrated plates. He funded the work through advance subscriptions which he solicited directly. The scenery and monuments of Egypt and Holy Land were fashionable but had hitherto been hardly touched by British artists, and so Roberts quickly accumulated 400 subscription commitments, with Queen Victoria being subscriber No. 1. Item #26622

From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1839. Printed on a half folio sheet 17" x 11", the captioned image, is 14" x 10", now presented in cream mounting boards 20" x 18" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved.

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Price: $400.00