The Site of Petra

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Title

The Site 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

36 x 51.5 cm

Colour

original

Full Description

London: Day & Son for FG Moon, 1842-45. Tinted lithograph by Louis Haghe after Roberts, 36 x 51.5 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 general view of the Nabataean settlement at Petra, looking back along the valley from the commercial and adminstrative centre of the site towards the royal tombs. Abbey, Travel, 385.