ROBERTS, David; engraved by Louis Haghe.
Convent of St Catherine with Mount Horeb
Magnificent view of the Monastery of St Catherine. David Robert’s wrote in his journal ’19th- The convent is a large square enclosure, the walls and flanking towers built of hewn granite. Inside, it looks like a small town, for beside the apartments and store-houses there is a chapel and a mosque ..‘ The convent became the last enclave of Christianity following the Arab conquest of Egypt in AD 640. The tiny Christian diocese still remains in tact today.
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Lithograph. Hand coloured. Fine condition. Mounted size: 54 x 69 Size: 52 x 33 cm. (20 x 13 inches)