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Description de la Ville de Smyrne.
Description de la Ville de Smyrne.
[Amsterdam, 1719.]
Coloured engraving with very large margins. 385 x 500mm (15¼ x 19¾").
Decorative prospect of the port city of Smyrna (Izmir), from Chatelain's monumental 7 volume 'Atlas Historique', with an engraved French-language description under view.
[Ref: 35143]   £340.00  
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Portraits du Moufti & autres Gens de Loi de l'Empire Ottoman
Portraits du Moufti & autres Gens de Loi de l'Empire Ottoman avec celui d'un Emir & du Patriarche des Grecs, tirez sur les Lieux, d'après Nature ou d'après les Originaux.
[Amsterdam, 1719.]
Engraving with very large margins. 370 x 425mm (14½ x 16¾").
Four full-length portraits of Turkish costume, each with a descriptive engraved text: a Mufti, an scholar of Islamic law; an Emir, a commander, here described as a descendant of Mohammed; an Iman, a religious leader; and a Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church. At the centre is a depiction of 'whirling' Dervishes in their temple at Pera (now Beyoglu, a suburb of Istanbul). From Chatelain's monumental 7 volume 'Atlas Historique'.
[Ref: 35145]   £280.00  
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