Lithograph Roman Ruin in desert published London 1852
A hand colored lithograph of a group of travelers with camels stopped for a meal break with a ruined omphalos in the distance. This lithograph is from 'Sketches between the Persian Gulf & Black Sea', 24 plates, Dickinson Bros., London 1852. Titled, “ROMAN RUIN IN THE DESERT ON THE WAY TO PALMYRA.” Also l.l. “R.CLIVE, DEL.” and l.r.” DICKINSON AND CO LITH.” Image with border 9 inches (23cm) tall by 13 ¾ inches (35 cm) wide. With title 9 5/8 inches (24.5 cm). Sheet 16 3/8 inches (41.5 cm) by 22 5/8 inches (56 cm).
Condition: Marks and tears on the margins including marks of paper clips, bent corners, two small tears lower margin and general dirt. Small spots that look like some sort of chemical reaction with the ink or watercolor. Colors very sharp.
Back in the day when travel was difficult this is probably on a caravan route in the Syrian Desert.