Acropolis, Lower End of the Valley of Petra

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Title

Acropolis, Lower End of the Valley of Petra

Artist(s)

ROBERTS, David

Engraver(s)

HAGHE, Louis

Publisher

Day & Son for FG Moon

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1842-45

Printed Area Measurements

33.5 x 53 cm

Colour

original

Full Description

London: Day & Son for FG Moon, 1842-45. Tinted lithograph by Louis Haghe after Roberts, 33.5 x 53 cm, slight marginal waterstaining. From the first edition of ‘The Holy Land’ which, with ‘Egypt and Nubia’, form “one of the most important and elaborate ventures in nineteenth-century publishing, and … the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph” (Abbey). A view of the commercial and adminstrative heart of the ancient trading city of Petra. The free-standing structure is the Qasr el Bint al-Faraoun, a Temple probably dedicated to the Nabataean deity Dushara. Abbey, Travel, 385.