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Acropolis, Lower End of the Valley of Petra

SKU: 5347
£750.00

Title:
Acropolis, Lower End of the Valley of Petra

Date of publication:
1842-45

Printed Measurement:
33.5 x 53 cm

Publisher(s):

  • Day & Son for FG Moon
  • Artist(s):
    David Roberts

    Colour:
    original

    Engraver(s):
    Louis Haghe

    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.