Theatre at Erythroe. Straits of Scio.
[London: Longman & Co., 1843.]
Sepia tinted zincograph (lithograph) heightened in white, sheet 235 x 330mm. 9¼ x 13". Waterstains to lower sheet edge, outside image; sheet slightly trimmed. Overall a fine impression.
Figures at the site of an ancient Greek amphitheatre. The Chios Strait in the Aegean Sea separates the Greek island of Chios from Turkey. From a first edition of John Harrison Allan's folio 'A Pictorial Tour in the Mediterranean' (40 plates). IT was here that the Battle of Chesma was fought between the Russia and Turkey. The Turkish fleet was so conquered by the Russians that it lead to many territories rebelling against Ottoman rule land eventually to the Greek War of Independance.
See Abbey Travel: 200, 2. BL: 000053361.
[Ref: 17706] £120.00