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Number: 1627
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Egypt, Sudan, Nile River,
Year of Origin: 1849
Title: Map to Illustrate the Sketches of David Roberts, Esq:RA in Egypt and Nubia
Language: English
Publish Origin: London
Height: 54.3
Width: 39.5
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 731,520
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: David Roberts
Engraver: Becker
Publisher: F. G. Moon
Other Contributors: Louis Haghe
Northernmost Latitude: 32.0
Southernmost Latitude: 24.0
Westernmost Longitude: 30.0
Easternmost Longitude: 33.0
Measurement Notes: estimated modern coordinates
Notes: Berg; scale measured on scale bar; symbols mark the location of each engraved view contained in the volumes "The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia. After Lithographs By Louis Haghe From Drawings Taken On The Spot By David Roberts. R.A. With Historical Descriptions By The Revd. George Croly, LL.D [With:] Egypt & Nubia, from drawings made on the spot. With historical descriptions by William Brockedon. London: F.G. Moon". According to a number of authorities these works constitute the greatest lithographically illustrated work issued in the 19th century. Roberts' masterpiece was issued in 41 parts over seven years. It is beautifully lithographed by Louis Haghe, to whom Roberts paid tribute in glowing terms, `Haghe has not only surpassed himself, but all that has hitherto been done of a similar nature. He has rendered the views in a style clear, simple and unlaboured, with a masterly vigour and boldness which none but a painter like him could have transferred to stone'. Abbey regarded the work as `one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and.the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph". In 1838 Roberts made plans for his journey to the Near East, inspired by a love of artistic adventure; departing in August 1839 for Alexandria, he spent the remaining part of the year in Egypt, visiting the numerous tombs and sites.
Last updated: Mar 22, 2017