A Beautiful Scan of Robert Abbett’s “A Princess of Mars” Art

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I’m working on the DVD disk art for the ERB Centennial and I’m looking at an absolutely gorgeous 62MB Tiff scan of Robert Abbett’s cover art for Edgar Rice Burroughs‘  A Princess of Mars. It’s incredible how much better this looks than anything I’ve ever seen on the internet, or the book cover itself. I can’t upload 62MB but even a much, much smaller file is still way more beautiful than anything that’s available on the web. Here it is — enjoy. Look at Dejah Thoris’ face …. it’s just stunning. I’ve known this art since I was 12 and this is the first time I’ve been able to really see it. I’m wowed.
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And here is what I’m working on with it. It’s still work in progress regarding the text and foreground images but I’m happy with the background image and alignment on the disk:


  • Thanks Dotar! That’s really an awesome piece of art. I dream of seeing an art book one day with all the cover paintings of the Barsoom series reunited under one cover. Instant buy from me!

    Can’t wait for the dvd also.

  • Where did you find a 64 MB file of this outstanding cover??!!

    Abbett’s Mars covers crystalised for me all the SensaWonder that was Burroughs Barsoom!! The only other hi res Abbett Mars art that I’ve been able to find are at the Heritage Auction site, being John Carter of Mars, Synthetic Men of Mars, and Thuvia, Maid of Mars. It would be terrific to find more, especially of the original art !!

  • It’s really something to see a painting like this up close! All those little hits of abstract color…. Keep us updated on the DVD.

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