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James McDonald 
Ras Sufsafeh from north eastern extremity of the plain of Er Rahah. 
[Ordnance Survey of the Peninsula of Sinai, Part III: Photographs, Volume 1] 
1868 (ca) 
  
Albumen print 
16.5 x 62 cm (6.5 x 24.5 ins) 
  
Bernard J. Shapero Rare Books 
Stock Number: 72370 
  
 
LL/45957 
  
In 1869, Sergeant James McDonald (1822-1885) accompanied a team of British army engineers on a five month trip to survey the Sinai Peninsula. The photographs McDonald took on this trip earned him a private audience with Queen Victoria, who 'expressed a wish to see the artist who had produced so many beautiful photographs of the Holy Land.' By this time, photography was an essential part of the mapping of land, which explains the detailed labelling of the images. 
 
 
  

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Additional examples requested
 
We are seeking to improve the range of examples shown here and welcome additions from your own collection and those of insititutions.
alan@luminous-lint.com
 
I'm seeking scans of any photographs of the members of the Palestine Exploration Fund and the archaeological sites and locations they photographed.

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