Auction No. 114

Golden coins, Seforim, Chabad, Eretz Yisrael and Zionism, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Holocaust and refugees.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 at 5pm Without Audience
Opening $ 200
Estimate $ 500 - $ 700
Sold for $ 244
Including buyer's premium

30 lithographs depicting the Land of Israel, primarily Jerusalem. Various publications - England, France and Germany, 19th century.

Highlights: lithograph depicting Zachariah's tomb by David Roberts, streets of Jerusalem [German publication], Tower of David, Chizkiyahu's pool and the Tower of David - by David Roberts, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem - general view. Several lithographs from various angles, Mount Moriah, Gaza City - lithograph by L. Letronne, and lithographs by additional artists.

David Roberts [1796-1864] was a pioneer artist of the 19th century who traveled to the Orient from London to paint and to distribute his works among the British. Roberts arrived in Egypt and the surrounding region in 1838. He painted views in watercolor that he encountered for the first time. When he returned to London, he converted them to 248 lithograph plates with lithographer Louis Haghe's assistance.

Eight of them are in color and the remainder are in black-and-white.

Various sizes and conditions. Average size 22x17 cm. Some are smaller or larger. Overall fine condition.


Lithographia & Engravings