logoIllustrating Scott

Record Number: LIB0039

Related Work: Talisman, The

Illustration Title/Caption: The Talisman / The Dead Sea

Keyword(s): Fountains & Wells - Lakes

Artist: David Roberts

Engraver: William Miller

Work Type: steel engraving

Size(cm): 9 x 13.9

Date: 1853

Source Text: Waverley Novels [Library Edition] (Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1852-53)

Position in Source Text: vol. 20 (frontispiece)

Location of Copy: NLS, Hall.279.a & b

Image File Name: No image available for this record.

Notes: Depicts the Dead Sea with two small figures seated at an oasis with palm trees in the foreground. Accompanying quoted text: 'Beneath these sluggish waves . . . a tribute to the ocean.' [4 lines; Ch. 1]. Also appears in the Abbotsford Edition of the Waverley Novels: see #ABB0092.

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