by Louis Haghe for Egypt and Nubia (vol. III), in The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Egypt and Nubia, London 1849, pl. 111 (with the above title) & 1856, vol. VI, pl. 237 (as Principal Mosque at Boulak)
On 2 January 1839, Roberts noted in his journal that he 'took a stroll through a part of the city I had not hitherto visited and was more and more surprised both at the extent and at the splendour of its tottering remains... A beautiful Minaret remains still be done at Bullack, one of the suburbs where all visitors land on their way from Cairo’ (MS Eastern Journal, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh). The date on this drawing confirms that he returned to sketch it.
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