Schubert, Gotthilf Heinrich von. Bilder aus dem Heiligen Lande. Vierzig ausgewaehlte Original-Ansichten biblisch-wichtiger Orte treu nach der Natur gezeichnet von J. M. Bernatz.

Stuttgart, J. F. Steinkopf, 1839.

Oblong folio. (2), 40 ff., title with lithographic vignette, with 40 lithographic plates on India (three composing a large panorama of Sinai, this not on India), tissue guards present. Contemporary German half calf over sprinkled boards, spine ornamented and lettered in gilt.

 4.500,00

Schubert (1780-1860), originally a theologian, then medical practitioner, was an exponent of Schelling's school of "Naturphilosophie". His text accompanies the illustrations after the landscape painter Johann Martin Bernatz. In 1836 he had accompanied Schubert and another scholar, Michael Pius Erdl, to Constantinople and the Holy Land, the result of which is this finely lithographed work.

Very light spotting in places only, some foxing and browning to title, panorama and one further plate; extremities a little worn.

Cf. Tobler 228 and Engelmann 385 (1837 first edition).