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The island known as Graia, in the Gulf of Akabah, at sunset. Coloured lithograph by Louis Haghe after David Roberts, 1849.

  • Roberts, David, 1796-1864.
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The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia
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[London (20 Threadneedle Street)] : [F.G. Moon], [1849]

Physical description

1 print : lithograph with tint plate, with watercolour and gum arabic.


Isle of Graia. Gulf of Akabah - Arabia Petraea feby 27th 1839 ; David Roberts R.A.

Creator/production credits

David Roberts travelled in the Middle East and North Africa, particularly Egypt, from 1838 to 1839. During his journey, Roberts produced a great number of sketches. He developed these into watercolours, which were the basis for the series of 247 lithographs called The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, published between 1842 and 1849

References note

Travel in aquatint and lithography 1770-1860 from the library of J.R. Abbey, San Francisco 1991, vol. 2, 385.III.108
The Holy Land, London 1990, V-16-17

Lettering note

Bears number in pencil : 108


Wellcome Library no. 35991i


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