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Approach to the Fortress of Ibrim, Nubia

SKU: 4541
£650.00

Title:
Approach to the Fortress of Ibrim, Nubia

Date of publication:
1846-49

Printed Measurement:
33 x 48.5 cm

Publisher(s):

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

    Colour:
    original

    Engraver(s):
    Louis Haghe

    London: Day & Son for FG Moon, 1846-49. Tinted lithograph by Louis Haghe after Roberts, 33 x 48.5 cm, minor spotting. From the first edition of ‘Egypt and Nubia’, which (with its companion volumes on ‘The Holy Land’) in Abbey’s words forms “one of the most important and elaborate ventures in nineteenth-century publishing, and ... the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph”. Roberts’ own felucca, flying the Red Ensign, is shown in the foreground, approaching the island fortress of Qasr Ibrim in Lower Nubia. Abbey, Travel, 272.