No.13. Entrance To Petra. [Excised title glued to verso.]
[London: Dickinson and Son, 1846.]
Hand coloured lithograph, image 390 x 255mm. 15¼ x 10". Trimmed to image and laid down on publisher's card(?) as issued.
Petra, meaning cleft in the rock, is an archaeological site in Jordan, lying on the slope of Mount Hor. It is renowned for its rock-cut architecture. A camel and some Arab figures in the foreground. Plate to the rare book 'Sketches in the East by Lady Louisa Tenison. Drawn on stone by Dickinson & Son. [Comprising Views in Egypt, Arabia Petraca & Syria]', 30 lithographed plates including a lithographed titlepage. Lady Louisa Mary Anne Tenison was the daughter of Thomas William Anson (1795 - 1854), 2nd Viscount and 1st Earl of Lichfield and Louisa Catherine, daughter of Nathaniel Philips Esq. of Slebech Hall, Co. Pembroke. In 1838 she married Edward King Tenison of Kilronan Castle, Co. Roscommon, who became Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1856. In 1843 she and her husband visited Egypt, Syria and Palestine.
Not in Abbey Travel. British Library: 004832822.
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