David Roberts: Cairo from the Gate of Citizenib, looking towards the Desert of Suez
Stock No. 5435PS
Full-page lithograph by Louis Haghe with original hand-colouring, from the Royal Subscription Edition of Roberts' Egypt & Nubia (1846-9), 330 x 490 mm. A few faint spots in sky area, otherwise fine.
Prints for the Royal Subscription Edition of Roberts' The Holy Land .. etc. were printed on fine paper and laid down on plain white card, without printed titles. In entitling this particular view Roberts made an error; the viewpoint is in fact from Tel Zaynum to the south of Cairo.