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Alexandria.
Alexandria.
David Roberts. R.A. L. Haghe lith.
London, Published F. G. Moon, 20 Threadneedle Street, Dec.r 1st, 1848.
Tinted lithograph with touches of later hand colour. Printed area 390 x 520mm (15¼ x 20½") large margins.
European and Turkish warships at anchor in the harbour of Alexandria. Published in the monumental folio edition of 'Egypt & Nubia: from drawings made on the spot' by David Roberts (1796 - 1864), lithographed by Louis Haghe.
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Interior of the Mosque of the Metwalys.
Interior of the Mosque of the Metwalys.
David Roberts. R.A. L. Haghe Lith.
London, Published F. G. Moon, 20 Threadneedle Street, July 2nd, 1849.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 530 x 350mm (20¾ x 13¾") large margins.
The Mosque of Sultan Al-Muayyad, a musician and poet, built 1412-21. The 'Madrasa-Khanka' [monastery] of this religious complex was dedicated to Sufis only. The 'Dikka' of decorated wood and ivory, the slender marble columns and the gilded ceilings give a hypostyle plan to the congregational Mosque. The name Roberts gives, 'Metwalyes', refers to the nearby gate 'Bawabbat al-Mitwali', better known as Bab Zuwailah. Published in the monumental folio edition of 'Egypt & Nubia: from drawings made on the spot' by David Roberts (1796 - 1864), lithographed by Louis Haghe.
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Ruins of Kom Ombo.
Ruins of Kom Ombo. Kom Ombo. Novr. 21st, 1838.
David Roberts. R.A. L. Haghe Lith.
London, Published F. G. Moon, 20 Threadneedle Street, Aug.t 14th , 1846.
Tinted lithograph, printed area 325 x 490mm (12¾ x 19¼") large margins. Little foxing in margins, a little crease in image.
A temple half-buried in sand. Kom Ombo is unique in ancient Egypt as a double temple, being equally split between the deities of Sobek (the Crocodile god) and Horus (the falcon-headed god). The temple had two sets of courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms. Three-hundred crocodile mummies were discovered in the area of the temple. Published in the monumental folio edition of 'Egypt & Nubia: from drawings made on the spot' by David Roberts (1796 - 1864), lithographed by Louis Haghe.
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General View of the Ruins of Luxor, from the Nile.
General View of the Ruins of Luxor, from the Nile.
David Roberts R.A. 1838.
London, Published F. G. Moon 20 Threadneedle St. Aug.t 1st. 1846.
Tinted lithograph with touches of later colour. Printed area 370 x 500mm (14½ x 19¾") large margins. Slight mount stain.
Atmospheric view from the River Nile of the Temple and ancient remains at Luxor in Upper (southern) Egypt; shipping in foreground. Luxor was the ancient city of Thebes, the great capital of Egypt during the New Kingdom, and the glorious city of the god Amon-Ra. Published in the monumental folio edition of 'Egypt & Nubia: from drawings made on the spot' by David Roberts (1796 - 1864), lithographed by Louis Haghe.
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Lybian Chain of Mountains, from the Temple of Luxor.
Lybian Chain of Mountains, from the Temple of Luxor.
David Roberts. R.A. L. Haghe Lith.
London, Published F. G. Moon, 20 Threadneedle Street, March 1st, 1847.
Tinted lithograph with touches of later hand colour. Printed area 350 x 500mm (13¾ x 19¾") large margins.
From left to right can be seen: The temple of Rameses III at Medinet Habu, The Colossi of Memnon, and The Ramesseum and temple of Sethi I. The Valley of the Kings is in the distance. Published in the monumental folio edition of 'Egypt & Nubia: from drawings made on the spot' by David Roberts (1796 - 1864), lithographed by Louis Haghe.
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