The Holy Land

Date Created

1855-56

Identifier

Special Collections: Stack + DS/107/RM28 v.4

Publisher

Day & Son

Description

This beautiful set of books provides a fascinating visual and textual introduction to the Middle East and North Africa. This image of the Sphinx, with its mellow shadowing and tiny human figures for perspective, conveys the stark awe of Europeans encountering Egypt.

Source

The Holy Land : Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia / after lithographs by Louis Hache from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts, with historical descriptions by George Croly.

Files

roberts.jpg

Citation

Roberts, David, 1796-1864, “The Holy Land,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 2, 2022, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8242.