View of Jiddah. Taken from the West.

Method Lithograph with hand colouring
Artist Charles Joseph Hullmandel after W. Walton after Captain Charles Francklin Head
Published London Published by Smith, Elder 7 Co, 65, Cornhill. 1833
Dimensions Image 250 x 409 mm, Sheet 355 x 495 mm
Notes From Captain Charles Francklin Head's Eastern and Egyptian Scenery, Ruins &c. Accompanied with descriptive notes, maps, and plans illustrative of a journey from India to Europe, followed by an outline of an overland route, statistical remarks, &c. intended to shew the advantage and practicality of steam navigation from England to India.

Head's Eastern and Eygyptian Scenery is a rare and highly important reference work which reveals the British strategic intentions regarding securing the route to India through the Red Sea. Head was especially interested in promoting the Red Sea route to India via Cairo and Suez.

Charles Joseph Hullmandel (1789 - 1850) was a major lithographic printer and publisher in London, where he was born to French parents, and later trained as an artist. He met Senefelder in Munich in 1817 and opened press in London in 1818. Hullmandell was responsible for numerous technical developments, including lithotint and colour printing. He was in partnership with Joseph Fowell Walton from about 1845; the imprint Hullmandel & Walton continued in use until about 1860, ten years after Hullmandells death.

Condition: Burn mark from acidic mount visable in margins but not affecting image. A faint blue stain to the lower left hand corner of sheet.
Framing unmounted
Price £400.00
Stock ID 24859