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Tsetinje.
Tsetinje.
Hanhart lith.
[London: Richard Bentley, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty. 1864.]
Coloured lithograph, sheet 150 x 235mm. 6 x 9¼". Stain upper left and right.
From "The Eastern Shores of the Adriatic in 1863. With a Visit to Montenegro", by the Viscountess Strangford, Emily Anne Beaufort.
[Ref: 10298]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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[Albania] George Castriot, otherwise called Scanderberg.
[Albania] George Castriot, otherwise called Scanderberg. Prince of Eprius Scourge of the Turkes. He flew Fera Bassa with his owne hand, Cheife Comander of Amuraths army, Overran the countrey of Macedonia, Overthrew ye Turks army consisting of 40000 still reimayning victor in many battells by his valour and pollicie.
[n.d. c.1720]
A very rare engraving. 183 x 112mm. 7½ x 4½". Trimmed to inside the plate and laid on separate sheet.
George Castriot, Scanderbeg (1405-1468), was an Albanian national hero. The son of a prince of North Albania, he was educated in the Muslim faith and kept at the court of Sultan Murad II. The Sultan favoured him by giving him the title bey and an army to command. However when the Ottomans indicated they would attack Albania, Scanderbeg escaped to his homeland, forming a league of princes. By resisting the Ottomans, Scanderbeg receieved assistance from Venice, Naples and Hungary, and the pope.
[Ref: 14583]   £220.00  
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[Albania] Georgius Castriot Scanderbegus Epiri et Albaniæ Princeps.
[Albania] Georgius Castriot Scanderbegus Epiri et Albaniæ Princeps.
[n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving, printed on 17th century watermarked paper. Sheet 175 x 125mm (7 x 5"). Trimmed within plate.
George Kastrioti (1405-68), an Albanian widely known as Skanderbeg (Lord Alexander). Having been appointed governor of the Sanjak of Dibra in Macedonia by the Ottoman Turks in 1440, he rebelled and rallied the Albanians against the Ottomans, holding them off for two decades, until he died. In 1463 he was appointed chief commander of the crusading forces of Pope Pius II, but the Pope died before the troops were gathered. Skanderbeg is remembered as Albania's most important hero.
[Ref: 29889]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Albania] Le Prince Castriotto d'Albanie,
[Albania] Le Prince Castriotto d'Albanie, né l'année MDCCLI. XVIII. Fevrier. II. Petit-fils du Grand Schcanderbeg.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving with small margins, fine. Sheet 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼").
Stjepan Zanovic (1751-86), Albanian writer and adverturer, descendent of Skanderbeg, Albania's most important hero. He committed suicide aged 35. At the bottom of the monument his works are listed.
[Ref: 29890]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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An Albanian.
An Albanian.
London Published by James Cawthorne, 24 Cockspur Street 1812. [But 1813.]
Coloured aquatint with fine colour. 255 x 185mm (10 x 7¼").
A costume plate from John Cam Hobhouse's 'A Journey Through Albania, and other Provinces of Turkey in Europe and Asia, to Constantinople'. Hobhouse (1st Baron Broughton, 1786-1869), met Byron at Trinity College, Cambridge, and travelled with him through Italy, Greece and Turkey, a journey which resulted in this book. Hobhouse became Byron's executor after the poet's death in 1824. Despite being imprisoned in Newgate for writing a Radical pamphlet in 1819 Hobhouse became a successful Whig politician, serving in government as Secretary at War, Chief Secretary for Ireland, First Commissioner of Woods and Forests and President of the Board of Control. He became a Privy Councillor in 1832.
[Ref: 34546]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Albanian at Athens [ink mss.]
Albanian at Athens [ink mss.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Stipple and aquatint, fine original hand colour. Sheet 280 x 210mm (11 x 8¼"). Whatman paper. Trimmed to image and laid on album paper.
A woman with headscarf, skirt with patterned hem and ornately-embroidered topcoat.
[Ref: 35543]   £220.00  
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Albanian.
Albanian.
Wyndham? 1829.
Pen and watercolour. Sheet 260 x 210mm (10¼ x 8¼").
An Albanian in national dress, with a musket.
[Ref: 37731]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Agatopoli_a Port in the Black Sea.
Agatopoli_a Port in the Black Sea.
A.N.del. I.Clark sc.
[Published by Mess.rs Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row, 1818.]
Coloured aquatint, rare. 140 x 203mm (5½ x 8").
A view of the harbour at Ahtopol in Bulgaria on the Black Sea. From Adam Neal, M.D. 'Travels through some parts of Germany, Poland, Moldavia and Turkey', London, 1818.
In the VAM.
[Ref: 31160]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Bulgarien. Fischer Hütten bey Florentin.
Bulgarien. Fischer Hütten bey Florentin.
Erminy del. Lith: v: F. Wolf.
[n.d. c.1825.]
Lithograph, with large margins, uncut. 410 x 559mm. 16¼ x 22". Crease in lower left corner.
Fisher huts on the banks of the Danube in the village of Florentin, Bulgaria. Boats line the shore with one in the near foreground with two men fishing with nets; on the shore a cart being loaded with barrels of fish. From "Zwey hundert vier und sechzig Donau-Ansichten".
[Ref: 25176]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Bulgarien. Dorf und Ruinen von Florentin.
Bulgarien. Dorf und Ruinen von Florentin.
Erminy del. Lith: von F. Wolf.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Lithograph, with large margins. 400 x 566mm. 15¾ x 22¼". Crease in lower left corner, uncut.
The village and ruins at Florentin, Bulgaria on the River Danube. From "Zwey hundert vier und sechzig Donau-Ansichten".
[Ref: 25177]   £220.00  
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Bulgarien. Festung Nikopoli.
Bulgarien. Festung Nikopoli.
Ermini del. Litho v. A v Saar.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Lithograph, with lage margins. 393 x 552mm. 15½ x 21¾". Paper chip and tears to left-hand side. Crease in lower left corner, foxed, uncut.
Nikopol Fortress, Bulgaria on the bank of the River Danube; minarets seen behind. From "Zwey hundert vier und sechzig Donau-Ansichten".
[Ref: 25173]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Bulgarien. Festung Ruschtschuk. 2te. Ansicht.
Bulgarien. Festung Ruschtschuk. 2te. Ansicht.
Erminy del. Litho v. A v Saar.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Lithograph, with large margins. 400 x 559mm. 15¾ x 22". Crease in lower left corner, uncut.
The ruins of the fortress at Rustchuk, Bulgaria, on the River Danube. From "Zwey hundert vier und sechzig Donau-Ansichten".
[Ref: 25178]   £220.00  
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Bulgarien. Festung Ruschtschuk.
Bulgarien. Festung Ruschtschuk.
Erminy del. Lith v A v Saar.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Lithograph, rare, with large margins. 400 x 571mm. 15¾ x 22½". Crease in lower left corner. Uncut.
Probably Rustchuk , Bulgaria, with the fortress keep on the edge of the Danube; minarets and mosques in the town view. From "Zwey hundert vier und sechzig Donau-Ansichten".
[Ref: 25172]   £220.00  
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Bulgarien. Stadt und Ruinen von Sistov. 1te Ansicht.
Bulgarien. Stadt und Ruinen von Sistov. 1te Ansicht.
Ermini del. Litho v A v Saar.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Lithograph, with large margins. 395 x 557mm. 15½ x 22". Crease in lower left corner. Uncut.
The town or Sistov with minaret on the banks of the Danube, stretched around the base and on the slopes of a hill summounted by the ruins of an ancient fort. From "Zwey hundert vier und sechzig Donau-Ansichten".
[Ref: 25174]   £220.00  
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Bulgarien. Stadt und Ruinen von Sistov. 2te Ansicht.
Bulgarien. Stadt und Ruinen von Sistov. 2te Ansicht.
Ermini del. Litho v A v Saar.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Lithograph, with large margins. 395 x 558mm. 15½ x 22". Crease in lower left corner. Uncut.
The town or Sistov with minaret on the banks of the Danube, stretched around the base and on the slopes of a hill summounted by the ruins of an ancient fort; merchant vessels in the bay. From "Zwey hundert vier und sechzig Donau-Ansichten".
[Ref: 25175]   £220.00  
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Widdin. 6. Donau-Gegenden.
Widdin. 6. Donau-Gegenden.
N.d. Nat gez. v Capit Begenau lith v. Schwabe. Druck von A. Waldow sen. in Berlin.
Verlag u. Frigenth v. F Sala & Co. in Berlin. [n.d. c.1850.]
Coloured lithograph. Stamped: Sala & Co. Kunst-Verlag. Berlin. 247 x 330mm. 9¾ x 13".
Merchant ships in the foreground to Vidin, the port town on the Danube in northwestern Bulgaria; towers, mosques and minarets seen across the town.
[Ref: 25170]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Bulgarien. Festung Widdin 2ts Ansicht.
Bulgarien. Festung Widdin 2ts Ansicht.
Erminy del. Lith. von F. Wolf.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Lithograph, rare, with large margins. 400 x 552mm. 15¾ x 21¾". Crease in lower left corner. Uncut.
A view of the Fortress at Vidin, Bulgaria on the Danube with a man seated on a rock holding a staff in the foreground, and a merchant vessel passing by full sail. From "Zwey hundert vier und sechzig Donau-Ansichten".
[Ref: 25171]   £220.00  
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Dgi-Guerdgi Albanois qui porte au Bezestein des Foyes de Mouton pour nourir les Chats.
Dgi-Guerdgi Albanois qui porte au Bezestein des Foyes de Mouton pour nourir les Chats.
B. Picart sculp. dir.
[1737.]
Engraving. Plate: 325 x 205mm (12¾ x 8") very large margins on 3 sides.
A portrait of an Albanian man preparing cuts of mutton to feed to cats. Published in Jean Frederic Bernard's monumental "Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde" (Religious Ceremonies and Customs of All the Peoples of the World). 'The world's first encyclopedia of religions, the heavily illustrated, detailed general survey treating all religions dispassionately and as notionally equal, was composed and published in Amsterdam under the title 'Cérémonies et costumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde' in seven large volumes between 1723 and 1737 by a group of radical, intellectually subversive Huguenot refugees' (Jonathan Israel, 'How the light came in', TLS June 21 2013).
[Ref: 46124]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Almissa.
Almissa.
Hanhart lith.
[n.d., c.1870.]
Fine coloured lithograph, 120 x 170mm. 4¾ x 6¾". (printed area)
A view in what is now Croatia. Plate to a book on travelling in the Balkans.
[Ref: 26930]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Bei Warasdin.
Bei Warasdin. (Kroatien).
N. d. Nat. gez. v. Louise B. Kotz. V. Merklas sc.
[n.d., c.1800].
Aquatint. Sheet size: 165 x 115mm. (6½ x 4½"). Trimmed inside platemark.
A view of a small, rural house in the town of Warasdin (Varazdin), Croatia, with two figures in conversation to the right. The centre of Varaždin county is located near the Drava river.
[Ref: 31598]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Croatia] Iean Lovys Comte d'AbIsolani General de Croates.
[Croatia] Iean Lovys Comte d'AbIsolani General de Croates.
B. Moncornet excu.
[n.d. c.1770.]
Etching and engraving. Plate 152 x 114mm. 6 x 4½".
Ludovic Isolani, the Croatian leader who was killed on the bridge at Spoy c.1750.
[Ref: 20887]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Croatia] A Pandour Collonel.  A Pandour Ensign.  A Pandour Collonel Watch Master.
[Croatia] A Pandour Collonel. A Pandour Ensign. A Pandour Collonel Watch Master.
Joh. Sebast. Muller fec. Lond. Drawn after ye Life & design'd by Joh. Seb. Muller. Engraved by Joh. Seb. Muller.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, Nov. 15, 1743. London printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill.
Etching, sheet 195 x 245mm. 7¾ x 9¾". Foxing. Trimmed within plate and glued to album page.
Pandours were an 18th century force of Croatian soldiers in the Austrian service, notorious for their brutality. Rare. For a book, numbered '3' upper right. By Johann Sebastian Müller (1715 - 1792), engraver of historical, topographical and portrait prints; botanist. He was born in Nuremberg, where he trained, and emigrated to London in 1744.
[Ref: 13080]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Danube from the Castle of Presburg.
The Danube from the Castle of Presburg.
G. Hering del. J.B. Pyne Lith:
[London: T. McLean, 1838.]
Sepia-tinted lithograph, rare, image 300 x 455mm. 11¾ x 18". Tear to margin bottom right
Bratislava (formerly Pressburg) Castle stands on a rocky hill of the Little Carpathians directly above the Danube river in the middle of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. From 'Sketches on the Danube, in Hungary and Transylvania' (26 plates), by George Edwards Hering (1805-1879).
Abbey Travel 79, 2.
[Ref: 26807]   £230.00  
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[Russo-Turkish War.] Übergang der Russen über die Donau, im Junÿ 1828.
[Russo-Turkish War.] Übergang der Russen über die Donau, im Junÿ 1828.
Nürnberg im Verlag von G.N. Renners Kunsthandlung. [n.d., c.1830.]
Etching. Sheet 165 x 265mm (6¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed, lateral edges toned, small tear. Damaged.
A scene of the Russo-Turkish War of 1828–1829, showing the Russians crossing the Danube in boats. The war started after the Russians helped the Greek independence movement fight the Battle of Navarino in 1827: the Turks closed the Dardanelles to Russian ships and revoked the Akkerman Convention. The war ended with the Treaty of Adrianople, which increased Russian dominance around the Black Sea area and Georgia, and, most importantly, forced the Sultan to promise autonomy for Greece.
[Ref: 29839]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Illyria.
Illyria. Fancy Ball Companion. No.11.
C.H. Martin del. G.F. Bragg lith.
Published by T. Pewtress, 67, Newington Causeway. Printed by F. Alvey, 1, Brandon's Row, Newington. [n.d. c.1845.]
Lithograph with fine colour, rare. 317 x 247mm. 12½ x 9¾".
From the 'Fancy Ball Companion', a gallery of national costumes; here the costume of the Illyrians, now modern day Albania. A young lady holding a basket of flowers and dressed in a dress and lace tunic with a red and gold jacket over the top.
[Ref: 22868]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Siege of Novi fortress, 1788]
[Siege of Novi fortress, 1788] Vue de la Forteress de Novi sur l'Unna, dans la Croatie Turque [...] [parallel text in German]
Nach der Natur gezeichnet durch den K.K. Hauptmann J Dedovics von G.al Stab und ausgefuehrt von Carl Schuetz 1789
Herausgegeben durch Chr: von Mechel in Basel. Cum privilegio.
Aquatint with hand-colouring, watermark Honig; sheet 365 x 480mm (14½ x 19").
The siege of Novi fortress, Croatia, while under siege by Marshal Loudon and his army during the Austro-Turkish War (1788-91). From 'Tableaux et plans des evénements les plus mémorables, de la guerre actuelle des autrichiens et des russes contre les turcs' by Chrétien de Méchel (1790).
[Ref: 43602]   £450.00  
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Peasant Girl of Siebser.  Wallachian Peasant of Orsova.
Peasant Girl of Siebser. Wallachian Peasant of Orsova.
G. Hering del. Cattn. Smith lith.
[London: T. McLean, 1838.]
Two tinted lithographs on one sheet, rare, each image c.260 x 195mm. 10¼ x 7¾".
Two young Eastern European women in traditional costume. From 'Sketches on the Danube, in Hungary and Transylvania' (26 plates), by George Edwards Hering (1805-1879).
Abbey Travel 79, 15.
[Ref: 26809]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Georgius Rakoczii
Georgius Rakoczii D.G. Princeps Transylvaniae etc.
Fred Bouttats sculp.
T. v. Merlen ex [c.1660]
Engraving, sheet 160 x 110mm (6¼ x 4¼"). Trimmed; glued to backing sheet at edges.
György Rákóczi II (1621-1660), prince of Transylvania. After making alliances with Sweden amongst other countries Rákóczi led a war against Poland which, after initial advances, ended badly. His land was subsequently invaded by Ottoman Turks and he died in battle in 1660.
[Ref: 42988]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Roman Temple, Demsus.
Roman Temple, Demsus.
G. Hering delt _ T. Fairland lith. Printed by Fairland.
[London: T. McLean, 1838.]
Lithograph, rare, image 370 x 270mm. 14½ x 10¾".
A view inside Densus Church (also known as St Nicholas' Church) in the village of Densus, Romania, one of the oldest Romanian churches still standing. It was built in the 7th century (with 13th century additions) on the site of a 2nd century Roman temple, with materials from the Dacian Sarmizegetusa fortress. From 'Sketches on the Danube, in Hungary and Transylvania' (26 plates), by George Edwards Hering (1805-1879).
Abbey Travel 79, 25.
[Ref: 26805]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Iron-Gate Pass between Hungary and Transylvania _Wallachian Peasants.
Iron-Gate Pass between Hungary and Transylvania _Wallachian Peasants.
G. Hering del: Cattn. Smith Lith:
[London: T. McLean, 1838.]
Sepia-tinted lithograph, rare, image 280 x 390mm. 11 x 15¼".
A group of Romanian peasants pausing at a shrine to pray. From 'Sketches on the Danube, in Hungary and Transylvania' (26 plates), by George Edwards Hering (1805-1879).
Abbey Travel 79, 24.
[Ref: 26808]   £220.00  
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Jassy.
Jassy.
A.N. del. I. Clark sc.
Published by Mess.rs Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row, 1818.
Coloured aquatint. 210 x 266mm. 8¼ x 10½". Offset.
A view of Ia?i, one of the largest cities in Romania. It was the capital of the Principality of Moldavia from 1564 to 1862 and the capital of Romania from 1916 to 1918. From Adam Neal, M. D., "Travel through some parts of Germany, Poland, Moldavia and Turkey, London, 1818".
[Ref: 27785]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Russo-Turkish War.] Die Kaiserl. Russische Armee parssirt den Pruth,
[Russo-Turkish War.] Die Kaiserl. Russische Armee parssirt den Pruth, und die Feindseligkeiten die Türken beginnen, d. 7.ten Mai 1828.
[Nuremberg?, c.1829.]
Etching with original hand colour. Sheet 175 x 205mm (7 x 8"). Trimmed.
A scene from Russo-Turkish War (1827-29): the Russian army using pontoon bridges to cross the Pruth river, between Romania and Moldova. The war started after the Russians helped the Greek independence movement fight the Battle of Navarino in 1827: the Turks closed the Dardanelles to Russian ships and revoked the Akkerman Convention. The war ended with the Treaty of Adrianople, which increased Russian dominance around the Black Sea area and Georgia, and, most importantly, forced the Sultan to promise autonomy for Greece.
[Ref: 29837]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Oyetwar Peasant.  Wallachian Peasant.
Oyetwar Peasant. Wallachian Peasant.
G. Hering del: _Cattn. Smith lith:
[London: T. McLean, 1838.]
Two sepia-tinted lithographs on one sheet, rare, each image c.275 x 205mm. 10¾ x 8".
Two Eastern European figures in traditional costume. From 'Sketches on the Danube, in Hungary and Transylvania' (26 plates), by George Edwards Hering (1805-1879).
Abbey Travel 79, 8.
[Ref: 26803]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Betsko Castle  Waag Thal.
Betsko Castle Waag Thal.
G. Hering del. J.B. Pyne Lith.
[London, 1838.]
Tinted lithograph heightened in white, sheet 380 x 555mm. 15 x 21¾".
Dramatic view of Beckov Castle near the village of Beckov in western Slovakia. From 'Sketches on the Danube, in Hungary and Transilvania' by George Edwards Hering (1805 - 1879).
Abbey Travel: 79, 10. Provenance Sitwell family, Renishaw Hall, Sheffield, Derbyshire.
[Ref: 13702]   £220.00  
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The Gate of Kremnitz.
The Gate of Kremnitz.
G. Hering del._ J.B. Pyne lith:
[London: T. McLean, 1838.]
Sepia-tinted lithograph, image 380 x 280mm. 15 x 11".
Kremnica is a well-preserved medieval town in central Slovakia. Kremnica was among the major mining towns of the world during the Middle Ages due to the abundant gold ore deposits in the Kremnica Mountains. From 'Sketches on the Danube, in Hungary and Transylvania' (26 plates), by George Edwards Hering (1805-1879).
Abbey Travel 79, 9.
[Ref: 26804]   £230.00  
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A Sultana.
A Sultana.
London Published by James Cawthorne, 24 Cockspur Street 1812. [But 1813.]
Coloured aquatint with fine colour. 255 x 185mm (10 x 7¼"). Tear entering plate on right.
A costume plate from John Cam Hobhouse's 'A Journey Through Albania, and other Provinces of Turkey in Europe and Asia, to Constantinople'. Hobhouse (1st Baron Broughton, 1786-1869), met Byron at Trinity College, Cambridge, and travelled with him through Italy, Greece and Turkey, a journey which resulted in this book. Hobhouse became Byron's executor after the poet's death in 1824. Despite being imprisoned in Newgate for writing a Radical pamphlet in 1819 Hobhouse became a successful Whig politician, serving in government as Secretary at War, Chief Secretary for Ireland, First Commissioner of Woods and Forests and President of the Board of Control. He became a Privy Councillor in 1832.
Abbey: 202.
[Ref: 34549]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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