Travels in Egypt, Nubia, Holy Land, Mount Libanon and Cyprus in The Year 1814.
Book ID: 1339
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First edition. Hilmy and Tobler both cite a German translation dated 1820. While stationed in Malta, Light obtained leave to explore Egypt and Palestine. The plates, which include 2 views of Cyprus, are after drawings by the author and are among the earliest illustrations of the Nubian temple . Previous to Light only Thomas Legh and J. S. Buckingham had travelled in this region, and Buckingham’s book was published several years later.
Bibliographic references: Blackmer, 1018; Cobham-Jeffrey p. 34; Weber, 56; Hilmy I, 386; Tobler, p. 142.