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Abd-el-Kader, Bey de Mascara.
Abd-el-Kader, Bey de Mascara. Né en 1807.
[Paris: Chaillou?, n.d., c.1839.]
Scarce lithograph, sheet 165 x 135mm. 6½ x 5¼". Sheet a little trimmed.
Portrait of Abd El-Kader Ben Muhieddine (1808 – 1883), an Algerian Islamic scholar, Sufi, political and military leader who led a struggle against the French invasion in the mid-nineteenth century, for which he is seen by some Algerians as their national hero.
See BNF FRBNF41522016.
[Ref: 24042]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Bibliotheque Publique D'Abd'ul Hamid.] [Title in pencil below image.]
[Bibliotheque Publique D'Abd'ul Hamid.] [Title in pencil below image.]
C.N. Cochin Fils direx. D. Née Sculp. 1787.
1787.
Engraving, proof impression before titles. Platemark: 280 x 410mm (11 x 16"). Creases in lower left corner.
An interior view of the public library of Abdul Hamid I or Abd Al-Hamid I (1725 - 1789), the 27th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, reigning over the Ottoman Empire from 1774 to 1789. After French engraver, designer, writer, and art critic Charles-Nicolas Cochin (1715 - 1790).
[Ref: 39499]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Achmet I. Türkischer Kayser
Achmet I. Türkischer Kayser
[German, c.1680.]
Engraving from two plates, very rare. 300 x 180mm (11¾ x 7").
Portrait of Ahmed I [1590-1617], Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1603 until his death from Typhus. A traditionalist, he restored old Islamic regulations that prohibited alcohol and attempted to enforce attendance at Friday prayers. He ordered the destruction of the musical clock organ that Elizabeth I had sent to the court during the reign of his father. The portrait is printed within a separately-printed border of allegorical figures and trophies.
[Ref: 30960]   £320.00  
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Achmet I. Türkischer Kayser
Achmet I. Türkischer Kayser
[German, c.1680.]
Engraving from two plates, sheet 315 x 200mm (12½ x 8").
Portrait of Ahmed I (1590-1617), Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1603 until his death from Typhus. A traditionalist, he restored old Islamic regulations that prohibited alcohol and attempted to enforce attendance at Friday prayers. He ordered the destruction of the musical clock organ that Elizabeth I had sent to the court during the reign of his father. The portrait is printed within a separately-printed border of allegorical figures and trophies.
[Ref: 31953]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Der Türckisch Gross Vezier Achmet Bassa.
Der Türckisch Gross Vezier Achmet Bassa.
[German, n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving. 340 x 270mm (9½ x 6¾"). Tears entering image, old folds.
An equestrian portrait of an Ottoman Grand vizier, one of many called Ahmed.
[Ref: 29871]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Seid Achmet Aga Muteferrica Guedikli Zaim de Boziazi. Fief du premier Ordre, en Asie un des grands Officiers et Ecuyer de main des a Hautiers et Grand Marechal de l'Ambassade en France.
Seid Achmet Aga Muteferrica Guedikli Zaim de Boziazi. Fief du premier Ordre, en Asie un des grands Officiers et Ecuyer de main des a Hautiers et Grand Marechal de l'Ambassade en France.
Presenté par son tres humble Serviteur Petit. 1742.
a Paris chez Petit rue S. Jacques a la Couronne d'épines pres les Mathurines.
Engraving. Plate 151 x 106mm (6 x 4¼"). Rare.
Ambassador to France from the Ottoman Empire. Quatrain below relating to the sitter's feelings upon leaving Byzantium for France and vice versa.
[Ref: 29818]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Aehmed II,
Aehmed II, ein ündswansigster Kaiser der Türken im Jahre 1691.
[after C. Dubosc]
[German, c.1700.]
Engraving with very large margins. 200 x 120mm (8 x 4¾").
Ahmed II Khan Ghazi (1643-95) Sultan from 1691, during a period of disaster for the Ottoman Empire. Soon after his succession the Austrian victory at the Battle of Slankamen drove the Ottomans from Hungary. Published in Demetrius Cantemir's 'History of the Growth and Decay of the Ottoman Empire'.
[Ref: 29845]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Achmet Effendi.
Achmet Effendi. Gesandten von den Ottomanischen Pfort, am Königlichen Prussischen Hose, wie solcher im Sienem Audinetz Zimmer zu Berlin abgezeichnet worden.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Engraving, rare. 150 x 90mm (6 x 3½"). Top corner missing.
Ahmed Resmî Efendi (d.1783), who had been ambassador to Vienna (1757-8), Berlin (1763-4, the first Ottoman embassy there) & Russia (1774).
[Ref: 29885]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexandretta
Alexandretta
[Edward Morrison de Courcy Short]
[1887]
Pencil sketch, 90 x 210mm. 3½ x 8¼".
A view of Iskenderun (formerly Alexandretta), a port city on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, from an album of 'sketches made on a trip round the world'. By Edward Morrison de Courcy Short, b.1857, who attended Charterhouse School, Surrey (1870-6). He passed the Ceylon Civil Service exam in 1878, and in 1905 became Chairman of the Municipal Council and Mayor of Colombo, retiring in 1910.
List of Carthusians, 1800-1879, by W.D. Parrish
[Ref: 11256]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Ali Mustapha. Born at Candie 1734.
Ali Mustapha. Born at Candie 1734. His beard they burnt, then vengeance the Turk hurl'd On all near him, and kill'd would have the World [...]
Drawn from Nature by a Passenger.
Sep.r 6th 1787
Engraving, sheet 220 x 170mm (8½ x 6¾"). Creases.
According to an often-reprinted story, Ali Mustapha was a Turk who, travelling economically on a barge in France, was sleeping when his fellow passengers set fire to his beard. Upon awaking (as the text and image here recount), the enraged Ali Mustapha killed several people on board the barge and 'could not be stop'd till he was shot with a Pistol, of which wounds he died at Sens three Days after'. From the 'Wonderful Magazine', which specialized in extraordinary events.
[Ref: 37947]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Al-Tebelen.
Al-Tebelen.
Mauzaisse. 1825. Lithog. de C.Motte.
[c.1825.]
Lithograph. Printed area 295 x 250mm, 11½ x 9¾". Publisher's blind stamp under title. Cut.
Head and shoulders portrait of Ali Pasha (1740-1822), the Ottoman Albanian ruler, surnamed Aslan, 'the Lion', or the 'Lion of Yannina', who fought for independence from the Ottoman Empire. His cruelty has become legendary. Byron visited Ali's court in Ioánnina in 1809 and wrote to his mother: 'His Highness is a remorseless tyrant, guilty of the most horrible cruelties, very brave, so good a general that they call him the Mahometan Buonaparte ... but as barbarous as he is successful, roasting rebels, etc, etc.'. Jean-Baptiste Mauzaisse (1784-1844) appears to have painted this portrait after Ali's death.
[Ref: 26961]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Hali Bassa Budensis Captus Ac A Cesarianis Prope Tulnam VII Die Iunii A M D CII
Hali Bassa Budensis Captus Ac A Cesarianis Prope Tulnam VII Die Iunii A M D CII
DC. [Dominic Custos.]
[n.d., c.1600.]
Engraving. Sheet 175 x 120mm (7 x 4¾"). Trimmed, bottom left corner lacking
Ali Pasha, Ottoman governor of Buda. Published in 'Atrium heroicum Caesarum'.
[Ref: 29882]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Aly. Osman.
Aly. Osman. Fig. 6. Fig. 5.
J.B. Hilaire, Del. Ingouf, junior, Sculp.
[n.d. c.1785.]
Etching and engraving, paper watermarked. 203 x 269mm. 8 x 10½".
Two Turkish men, slightly turned towards each other, seated on carpet on each side of a small table; the man on the right holds a small book; a sword lies on the left. From Ohsson's 'Tableau général de l'empire Ottoman' (Paris, 1787-1820).
[Ref: 25051]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Temple of Apollo Didymeus near Miletus.]
[Temple of Apollo Didymeus near Miletus.]
John Miller Sculpt. [after William Pars.]
[London: T. Spilsbury and W. Haskell, 1769.]
Engraving. 320 x 490mm (12½ x 15¼") very large margins. Crease through sky top left.
The Temple of Apollo at Didyma near Miletus, the fourth largest temple in the ancient Greek world, built on the orders of Alexander the Great. From 'Ionian Antiquities, Published, with Permission of the Society of Dilettanti, by R. Chandler, M.A. F.S.A., N. Revett, Architect; W. Pars, Painter'. Paul Sandby also engraved a version of this scene.
Pars' original ink sketch is in the BM (Mm,11.65), rubbed over with graphite for transfer to the engraver's plate.
[Ref: 52880]   £360.00  
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Arshi, Cook of the Seraglio.
Arshi, Cook of the Seraglio. Engrav'd from the Collection of the Rt. Honble. Lord Baltimore.
Franco. Smith pinx. G. Vitalba sculp.
Publd. accordg. to Act of Parlt. Jany. 30, 1769.
Engraving, 270 x 195mm. 10½ x 7¾". Trimmed to plate. Stain spots.
A cook to the Turkish Sultan. A seraglio (also serraglio) is the sequestered living quarters used by wives and concubines in a Turkish household. After Francis Smith (fl.1760s) painter, apparently born in Naples, where he painted topographical views for the tourist trade. He accompanied Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore (1731 - 1771, named in inscription) to the Levant 1763-4, then exhibited in London 1768-73. From a series of Ottoman costume plates and portraits, numbered 'Tav. XII' upper right.
for a better impression of this print see ref. 30111
[Ref: 11696]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Arshi Usta,  Officer & Cook, of the Janissaries.
Arshi Usta, Officer & Cook, of the Janissaries. Engraved from the Collection of the Rt. Honble. Lord Baltimore.
Franco. Smith pinx. M. Liart sculp.
Publd. accordg. to Act of Parlt. July 25, 1768.
Engraving, 260 x 185mm. 10¼ x 7¼". Trimmed to plate. A couple of stains.
The Janissaries comprised infantry units that formed the Turkish Sultan's household troops and bodyguards. After Francis Smith (fl.1760s) painter, apparently born in Naples, where he painted topographical views for the tourist trade. He accompanied Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore (1731 - 1771, named in inscription) to the Levant 1763-4, then exhibited in London 1768-73. From a series of Ottoman costume plates and portraits, numbered 'Tav. XIV' upper right.
for a better impression of this print see ref. 30134
[Ref: 11698]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ottomans] Baba-Aly  Dey d'Alger.
[Ottomans] Baba-Aly Dey d'Alger.
Tire de Langier.
A.D.P.R. A Paris chez Duflos rue St. Victor. [n.d. c.1787]
Engraving with strong contemporary colour and a gold leaf line border. 278 x 167mm.
[Ref: 1947]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Two officials from the Ottoman court]  Balbadgi.  Kislar Aga, Chef des Eunuques noirs.
[Two officials from the Ottoman court] Balbadgi. Kislar Aga, Chef des Eunuques noirs.
Lith. de Langlume et Cie.
[French, n.d., c.1828.]
Lithograph in fine early colour by hand. Sheet 280 x 220mm, 11 x 8¾".
The Ottoman court harem was under the administration of Black Eunuchs and White Eunuchs. Black Eunuchs were Africans who served the concubines and officials in the Harem together with chamber maidens of low rank. The White Eunuchs were Europeans from the Balkans. They served the recruits at the Palace School and were from 1582 prohibited from entering the Harem. An important figure in the Ottoman court was the Chief Black Eunuch (Kizlar Agasi or Dar al-Saada Agasi). In control of the Harem and a network of spies, the Chief Eunuch was involved in almost every palace intrigue. From Charles Deval's 'Deux annees a Constantinople et en Moree...'.
[Ref: 27909]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Bashaw of Cairo.
Bashaw of Cairo.
R. Dalton delt. et sculpt.
[London, n.d., c.1780s.]
Copper engraving on laid paper, 265 x 190mm. 10½ x 7½". Untrimmed folio sheet.
Portrait of a pasha or pascha (formerly bashaw), an Ottoman governor of Cairo, Egypt. From a series of prints depicting the customs, manners, costume etc. of Turkey and Egypt, drawn and engraved by Richard Dalton (1715? - 1791). Dalton, who was trained as an artist, went to Rome to pursue his studies, and in 1749 travelled with Roger Kynaston and John Frederick to Naples and Sicily, where they joined a party consisting of James Caulfeild, Earl of Charlemont, Francis Pierpoint Burton, and others. From thence Dalton accompanied Lord Charlemont on his tour to Constantinople/Istanbul, Greece, and Egypt. Dalton managed to obtain the position of librarian to George III. He was subsequently appointed keeper of the pictures and antiquary to his majesty. He was one of the original members of the Incorporated Society of Artists in 1765, and became their treasurer. He was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1767. 'Antiquities and Views in Greece and Egypt, with the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants, from Drawings made on the Spot.' was published in London in 1791 and is all three of Dalton's Tours in one volume.
DNB.
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Baiazet.I.
Baiazet.I. Fourth King of The Turks. A.o 1390.
[n.d. c.1730.]
Engraving with large margins. Plate 147 x 95mm (5¾ x 3¾").
Bayezid I (1354-1403), Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1389 to 1402. He was a fierce leader who conquered Bulgaria and northern Greece. In 1394, he laid siege to Constantinople, and in 1402 he was captured by Timur and the Ottoman army was overpowered.
[Ref: 29811]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Baiazeth.
Baiazeth.
[n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving. Sheet 145 x 85mm (5¾ x 3½"). Trimmed within plate on three sides; glued to backing sheet.
Bayezid I (1354-1403), Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1389 to 1402. Nicknamed 'The Thunderbolt', he captured much of the Balkans and laid siege to Constantinople in 1394. In response to this, the last large-scale crusade was launched, which Bayezid crushed at the Battle of Nicopolis in 1396. The siege of Constantinople continued until 1402, when the Ottomans had to withdraw to defend the empire against Timur (Tamerlane the Great). Bayezid was defeated at the Battle of Ankara that year, dying in captivity, beginning a twelve-year Ottoman Interregnum.
[Ref: 29873]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Bitlis.
Bitlis. (Kurdistan.)
Dessine d'apres nature et lith par Jules Laurens. Imp. par Lemercier, r. de Seine 57, Paris.
Publie par Pierre-Bertrand, Editeur. [n.d., c.1859.]
Lithograph, image 314 x 445mm.
Bitlis is a town in eastern Turkey, and the capital of Bitlis Province. Kurds form the majority of the population. The history of Bitlis extends back to 2000 BC, and the city contains traces from the Urartian, Armenian, Persian, Roman, and Byzantine periods. Joseph Auguste Jules Laurens (1825 - 1901) travelled with the geographer Xavier Hommaire de Hell on a scientific journey to Turkey and Persia, making over a thousand drawings of the sites, costumes and people he encountered. After Hommaire died of cholera in 1848 Laurens sent his notes back to his widow in Paris who completed a full account of their travels, 'Voyage en Turquie et en Perse, exe´cute´ par ordre du Gouvernement Francais pendant les anne´es 1846, 1847 et 1848', containing many lithographs by Laurens.
[Ref: 7705]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Bosphorus
The Bosphorus
[Edward Morrison de Courcy Short]
[1887]
Pencil sketch, 105 x 195mm. 4¼ x 7¾".
A Bosphorus, a strait connecting the Sea of Marmara with the Black Sea. From an album of 'sketches made on a trip round the world'. By Edward Morrison de Courcy Short, b.1857, who attended Charterhouse School, Surrey (1870-6). He passed the Ceylon Civil Service exam in 1878, and in 1905 became Chairman of the Municipal Council and Mayor of Colombo, retiring in 1910.
List of Carthusians, 1800-1879, by W.D. Parrish
[Ref: 11260]   £40.00   (£48.00 incl.VAT)
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[Albanian butcher feeding mutton to the cats of the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul]
[Albanian butcher feeding mutton to the cats of the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul] Dgi-Guerdgi Albanois qui porte au Bezestein des Foyes de Mouton pour nourrir les Chats.
JB. G. Scotin maj. sculp.
Avec Privil. du Roi. [n.d. c.1714.]
Engraving, mint; platemark 360 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"), with very large margins.
A cat image. Plate from 'Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Levant', a set of one hundred plates depicting the costume of the Levant, based on paintings in the collection of the Marquis de Ferriol. After Jean-Baptiste van Mour (1671-1737), the Flemish-French painter, remembered for his his detailed portrayal of life in the Ottoman Empire during the Tulip Era and the rule of Sultan Ahmed III.
[Ref: 46960]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Bujuckdere.
Bujuckdere. Sommeraufenthalt der Franken aus Constantinopel [parallel text in Russian]
P. par Sergeeff Gravé par Koschkin Gravé par Kasatschinsky
[pub. by Schnoor, 1803]
Engraving, platemark 360 x 560 (14 x 22"). Vertical fold through centre, further creases, staining and nicks to margins. Very rare.
Büyükdere, Istanbul, where several embassies were established in the later 18th century. Plate from H.C. von Reimer's 'Reise der russisch-kaiserlichen ausserordentichen Gesandtschaft an die othomanische Pforte im Jahr 1793'.
[Ref: 30057]   £550.00  
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Cadiliskier.
Cadiliskier.
R. Dalton delt. et sculpt.
[London, n.d., c.1780s.]
Copper engraving on laid paper, 265 x 185mm. 10½ x 7¼". Untrimmed folio sheet.
Portrait of an Ottoman Turkish legal official. From a series of prints depicting the customs, manners, costume etc. of Turkey and Egypt, drawn and engraved by Richard Dalton (1715? - 1791). Dalton, who was trained as an artist, went to Rome to pursue his studies, and in 1749 travelled with Roger Kynaston and John Frederick to Naples and Sicily, where they joined a party consisting of James Caulfeild, Earl of Charlemont, Francis Pierpoint Burton, and others. From thence Dalton accompanied Lord Charlemont on his tour to Constantinople/Istanbul, Greece, and Egypt. Dalton managed to obtain the position of librarian to George III. He was subsequently appointed keeper of the pictures and antiquary to his majesty. He was one of the original members of the Incorporated Society of Artists in 1765, and became their treasurer. He was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1767. 'Antiquities and Views in Greece and Egypt, with the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants, from Drawings made on the Spot.' was published in London in 1791 and is all three of Dalton's Tours in one volume.
DNB.
[Ref: 21951]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fevzi Cakmak.]
[Fevzi Cakmak.]
J Watson Pinxt 1905.
A very scarce photogravure, proof, on india. Plate 761 x 443mm. 30 x 17½".
Mustafa Fevzi Çakmak (1876-1950) was a Turkish soldier, politician, Minister of War of the Ottoman Empire, National Defence Minister, and Prime Minister of the Ankara Government, the second Chief of the General Staff of the Army of the Grand National Assembly, and the first Chief of the General Staff of the Republic of Turkey. He was present as an Ottoman military official in the Albanian Uprising, Balkan Wars, First World War, War of Independence, Sheikh Said Rebellion, Ararat Rebellion, Dersim Rebellion and the Italo-Turkish War.
[Ref: 19900]   £380.00  
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Camels,_ sketched at Smyrna [in plate].
Camels,_ sketched at Smyrna [in plate].
David Wilkie ft 1840 [signed in plate]. [Lithographed by Joseph Nash.]
[London: Graves & Warmsley, 1843.]
Sepia tinted lithograph, heightened in white, image 400 x 300mm (15¾ x 11¾"). Repaired corner chip lower left.
Fine study of two camels, their handler seated on the ground in front; at Smyrna, an ancient city on the Aegean coast of Anatolia, Turkey. After David Wilkie (1785 - 1841), for 'Sir D. Wilkie’s Sketches in Turkey, Syria & Egypt, 1840 & 1841' (25 plates).
See Abbey Travel 379, 16.
[Ref: 22397]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Captainna Beij 2nd Admiral of the Fleet.
Captainna Beij 2nd Admiral of the Fleet.
[n.d. c.1830]
Watercolour and pen. Sheet 297 x 229mm. 11¾ x 9".
From the Collection of Gubbins and Gibbin's Family.
[Ref: 15276]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Capudan or Captain of the Turkish Navy.
Capudan or Captain of the Turkish Navy.
[n.d. c.1830]
Watercolour and pen. Sheet 292 x 235mm. 11½ x 9¼".
From the Collection of Gubbins and Gibbin's Family.
[Ref: 15279]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Cara Duliman Lee or Black-Coat, a Chiaus of the Janizaries.
Cara Duliman Lee or Black-Coat, a Chiaus of the Janizaries.
R. Dalton delt et fecit.
[London, n.d., c.1780s.]
Copper engraving on laid paper, 230 x 320mm. 9 x 12½". Untrimmed folio sheet; small hole to upper margin.
A sergeant of the Janissaries, the Turkish Sultan's household troops and bodyguards; on horseback in a landscape, preceded by a pedestrian with a stick. Title in English and French; numbered 'Pl XI' lower right. From a series of prints depicting the customs, manners, costume etc. of Turkey and Egypt, drawn and engraved by Richard Dalton (1715? - 1791). Dalton, who was trained as an artist, went to Rome to pursue his studies, and in 1749 travelled with Roger Kynaston and John Frederick to Naples and Sicily, where they joined a party consisting of James Caulfeild, Earl of Charlemont, Francis Pierpoint Burton, and others. From thence Dalton accompanied Lord Charlemont on his tour to Constantinople/Istanbul, Greece, and Egypt. Dalton managed to obtain the position of librarian to George III. He was subsequently appointed keeper of the pictures and antiquary to his majesty. He was one of the original members of the Incorporated Society of Artists in 1765, and became their treasurer. He was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1767. 'Antiquities and Views in Greece and Egypt, with the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants, from Drawings made on the Spot.' was published in London in 1791 and is all three of Dalton's Tours in one volume.
DNB.
[Ref: 21952]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Halt of a Caravan: Scene between Sardis and Philadelphia, Asia Minor.
Halt of a Caravan: Scene between Sardis and Philadelphia, Asia Minor.
Designed and Drawn on Stone by T. Allom. Printed by C. Hullmandel.
Fisher Son & Co. Paris and London. [n.d. c.1839.]
Rare Lithograph. 420 x 324mm. 16½ x 12¾". Tear and paper loss top left-hand corner, well off image.
From Thomas Allom's "Character and Costume in Turkey and Italy". A group of Turkish men sit around smoking with hookah smoking shisha.
[Ref: 18397]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr Cartwright Consul at Constantinople and his Albanian.
Mr Cartwright Consul at Constantinople and his Albanian.
D Wilkie ft. Constantinople Novr 1st 1840. [Lithographed by Joseph Nash.]
[London: Graves & Warmsley, 1843.]
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 535 x 360mm (21 x 14¼") very large margins.
John Cartwright, consul-general at Constantinople from 1817-44, during which time the Levant Company was wound up, with Cartwright taking on the role formerly played by the Company's representative. Despite being described in the plate as an Albanian, Mustapha, Cartwright's janissary, was Swiss by birth. David Wilkie (1785-1841) set out for the East in 1840 to gather material for a series of biblical illustrations, visiting Constantinople, Beirut, Jerusalem, Cairo, and Alexandria. He died at sea on his return journey, before he could turn his sketches into the intended oils: This plate appeared in his 'Sketches in Turkey, Syria and Egypt' published in 1843.
Abbey Travel: 379.
[Ref: 52157]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Chaos or Naval Officer attendent of the Captian Tacha.
Chaos or Naval Officer attendent of the Captian Tacha.
[n.d. c.1830]
Watercolour and pen. Sheet 292 x 235mm. 11½ x 9¼".
From the Collection of Gubbins and Gibbin's Family.
[Ref: 15280]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Chiaus Bashi.  Chamberlain of the Ottoman Court.
Chiaus Bashi. Chamberlain of the Ottoman Court. Engrav'd from the Collection of the Rt. Honble. Lord Baltimore.
Franco Smith pinx. M. Liart sculp.
Publd. accg. to Act of Parlt. Jany. 31. 1769.
Engraving, 265 x 190mm. 10½ x 7½". Trimmed to plate. Some glue stains from verso.
After Francis Smith (fl.1760s) painter, apparently born in Naples, where he painted topographical views for the tourist trade. He accompanied Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore (1731 - 1771, named in inscription) to the Levant 1763-4, then exhibited in London 1768-73. From a series of Ottoman costume plates and portraits, numbered 'Tav. XI' upper right.
for a better impression of this print see ref. 30114
[Ref: 11701]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Chibouk.
Le Chibouk.
Bouvier del. Régnier et Bettannier lith.
Imp. par Lemercier a Paris. [n.d. c.1845.]
Very fine & rare coloured lithograph. Sheet 375 x 272mm. 14¾ x 10¾". Cut and laid on album sheet.
Two young ladies seated relaxing by a chibouk, the long-stemmed Turkish tobacco pipe with an ornamental metal bell.
See ref:23965 for a companion print.
[Ref: 23964]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Chourchid Pacha. Seraskire of Rhumeli, late commander of the Blockade of Missolonghi.
Chourchid Pacha. Seraskire of Rhumeli, late commander of the Blockade of Missolonghi. This print forms one of the Series of Greek Portraits (3.d. part) now in course of Publication in London & Paris, 1827 by A. Friedel, & sold by the Principal Book and Printsellers in Town & Country.
Bouvier Lithog.
[London & Paris: A. Friedel, 1827-29.]
Lithograph with original hand colour. Sheet 360 x 265mm (14¼ x 10½"). Right edge chipped.
Fine profile portrait of Chourchid Pasha, one of the ablest generals to be employed against the Greek rebels by the Ottoman Sultan during the Greek War of Independence, defeating the Greeks at Corinth. Adam Friedel was a Danish-born painter and lithographic printer, publisher of a series of coloured lithographs of the Greek Revolution under the title 'Twenty-Four Portraits of the principal leaders and personages who have made themselves most conspicuous in the Greek Revolution'.
[Ref: 41849]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Jean-Michel Vicomte De Cigala, Ne Turc, et connii pour Prince Ottoman, Sous le nom de Mahomet bej, Fils de Scipio….fut Favorablemt. Aceuilly du Roy, et de toutte la Cour.
Jean-Michel Vicomte De Cigala, Ne Turc, et connii pour Prince Ottoman, Sous le nom de Mahomet bej, Fils de Scipio….fut Favorablemt. Aceuilly du Roy, et de toutte la Cour.
N De Larmessin Sculpsit.
A Paris Che P Bertrand Rue St. Iacques proche St Seuerin a la pome dor__C.P. Regis [n.d. c.1685].
Engraving. 160 x 230mm. Staining, mostly in margins. Pin-sized hole lower left of frame.
Collection of the Royal House of Savoy and Italy.
[Ref: 1645]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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The Cilician Gates.
The Cilician Gates.
Drawn and Printed at A. Friedel's Litho. Establishment, 252, Tottenham Court Rd. & at the Polytechnic Institution, 309, Regent Street, London. [n.d. c.1830.]
Tinted lithograph. 250 x 330mm (9¾ x 13"). Rare.
The Cilician Gates, is a pass through the Taurus Mountains, connecting the low plains of Cilicia to the Anatolian Plateau, Turkey.
[Ref: 30035]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Itinerant coffee seller]
[Itinerant coffee seller] Vendeur de Caffé par les rues.
JB. G. Scotin maj. sculp.
Avec Privil. du Roi. [n.d. c.1714.]
Engraving, mint, platemark 360 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾") very large margins.
A coffee boy from the Levant; as Joseph A. Boone notes in 'The Homoerotics of Orientalism', these boys were often assumed to be sexually available for payment. Plate from 'Recueil de cent estampes représentant différentes nations du Levant', a set of one hundred plates depicting the costume of the Levant, based on paintings in the collection of the Marquis de Ferriol. After Jean-Baptiste van Mour (1671-1737), the Flemish-French painter, remembered for his his detailed portrayal of life in the Ottoman Empire during the Tulip Era and the rule of Sultan Ahmed III.
Joseph A. Boone, 'The Homoerotics of Orientalism', p.102.
[Ref: 46955]   £320.00  
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Constantinople
Constantinople
[Edward Morrison de Courcy Short]
[1887]
Pencil sketch, 95 x 195mm. 3¾ x 7¾".
A view of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople) in Turkey, from an album of 'sketches made on a trip round the world'. By Edward Morrison de Courcy Short, b.1857, who attended Charterhouse School, Surrey (1870-6). He passed the Ceylon Civil Service exam in 1878, and in 1905 became Chairman of the Municipal Council and Mayor of Colombo, retiring in 1910.
List of Carthusians, 1800-1879, by W.D. Parrish
[Ref: 11258]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Porto Ferrajo. / Constantinople.
Porto Ferrajo. / Constantinople.
C Warren sculp.
Fisher, Son & Co. London, 1832.
Engraving, two views from one plate, sheet 210 x 255mm. 8¼ x 10".
Portoferraio on the island of Elba, a Mediterranean island and a prospect of Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey, with shipping on the Bosphorus. Numbered '771' upper right.
[Ref: 17154]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Reading War Placards at Constantinople.
Reading War Placards at Constantinople.
[n.d. c.1850.]
Lithograph. 280 x 196mm. 11 x 7¾". Creasing, laid.
Men at a street corner, armed with swords and rifles, look on at the war placards. Two men in the foreground smoking and drinking as a small boy and dog walk past.
[Ref: 21503]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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A Mulah or Effendi, explaining the Law to Turkish youths, was seen (as this is represented) in the great Mosque of Sultan Soliman II, at Constantinople.
A Mulah or Effendi, explaining the Law to Turkish youths, was seen (as this is represented) in the great Mosque of Sultan Soliman II, at Constantinople.
R. Dalton del et sculp.
[London, n.d., c.1780s.]
Copper engraving on laid paper, 305 x 420mm. 12 x 16½". Good margins.
A mullah or cleric instructing youths inside a mosque, several lamps suspended from the ceiling, part of a courtyard visible through windows. Title in English and French; numbered 'Pl XVI' lower right. From a series of prints depicting the customs, manners, costume etc. of Turkey and Egypt, drawn and engraved by Richard Dalton (1715? - 1791). Dalton, who was trained as an artist, went to Rome to pursue his studies, and in 1749 travelled with Roger Kynaston and John Frederick to Naples and Sicily, where they joined a party consisting of James Caulfeild, Earl of Charlemont, Francis Pierpoint Burton, and others. From thence Dalton accompanied Lord Charlemont on his tour to Constantinople/Istanbul, Greece, and Egypt. Dalton managed to obtain the position of librarian to George III. He was subsequently appointed keeper of the pictures and antiquary to his majesty. He was one of the original members of the Incorporated Society of Artists in 1765, and became their treasurer. He was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1767. 'Antiquities and Views in Greece and Egypt, with the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants, from Drawings made on the Spot.' was published in London in 1791 and is all three of Dalton's Tours in one volume.
DNB.
[Ref: 21957]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Konstantinopolen, gelegen in Romania, aen de zwarte zee de Ryxstoel der Turken.
Konstantinopolen, gelegen in Romania, aen de zwarte zee de Ryxstoel der Turken.
Pet: Schenk Amst. C.P.
[n.d., c.1700.]
Copper engraving. 215 x 270mm, 8¼ x 10½". Stitch holes in left margin, stain in title..
A prospect of Istanbul from across the Bosphorus. Plate to Schenk's 'Hecatompolis' (1702), which included one hundred profile views of cities throughout the world.
[Ref: 23647]   £270.00   (£324.00 incl.VAT)
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[Istanbul.] Constantinopel. Taf. II.
[Istanbul.] Constantinopel. Taf. II. Aussicht von Beschik. Tash nach dem Marmora Meer.
[Emil Wendt.][n.d.,c.,1850]
[Leipzig, Berlag von Dürffling und Frante.]
Engraving, platemark 270 x 315mm (10½ x 12½") very large margins.
A collection of vignettes of views of Constantinople arranged around a central view of of the harbour, other views include 'Marktscene', 'In einem Bazar', 'Ein Caffehaus'. A plate from Emil Wendt's 'Bilderatlas der Länderkunde...'
[Ref: 46032]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Constantinople] Etat Abregé de la Maison du Grand Seigneur, de ses Revenus et le Gouvernement Civil Militaire et  Ecclesiastique de cet Empire.
[Constantinople] Etat Abregé de la Maison du Grand Seigneur, de ses Revenus et le Gouvernement Civil Militaire et Ecclesiastique de cet Empire.
[Henri Abraham Chatelain.]
[Amsterdam, c.1720]
Engraving, platemark 350 x 460mm (13¾ x 18"). Fold through centre.
Three views of Constantinople (panoramic view, the Seraglio, and St Sophia) with extensive information about the goverment and customs of the city.
[Ref: 30061]   £390.00  
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Vuë d'un Chan Lit F. D'un cudre Chan Lit. G de la Mosquée Solimanne Lit. H. du Collége de l’Academie Lit. I. et du Navire Lit. K. sur le quel on a desine la Vitteae Constantinople dans le Voisinage du Fauxbourg Tophana, marqué dans le Plan avec No. IV.
Vuë d'un Chan Lit F. D'un cudre Chan Lit. G de la Mosquée Solimanne Lit. H. du Collége de l’Academie Lit. I. et du Navire Lit. K. sur le quel on a desine la Vitteae Constantinople dans le Voisinage du Fauxbourg Tophana, marqué dans le Plan avec No. IV.
Gravé par Ferd Landerer, aux Defenses du Negocie commun de l’Academie Imperiale d’Empire,
Le dit Negoce les vends à Vienne, Augsbourg, et autres Villes d’Europe par et chez M.rs leurs Comissaires avec Privilege et Defense de Sa Majeste Imperial et Royale, de n’en faire pas Copies. Quartozieme Feiulle de Recueil de Vuës et Habillemens Turques, desinée d’apres Nature par le B. de G. dedié en general, à touts les Protecteurs Mecenas et Amateurs des Arts libereaux et belles Lettres. Par l’Academie Imp. d'Empire. [n.d. c.1740.]
Hand-coloured engraving with large margins. Plate 299 x 420mm (11¾ x 16½").
A view of Istanbul from the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara. Landmarks seen, include, Sultan Ahmed Mosque and the Hagia Sophia.
[Ref: 30900]   £350.00  
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The Bosphorus from the Great Burial Ground, Pera.
The Bosphorus from the Great Burial Ground, Pera.
J.F.L. [Lithographed by F.C. Lewis after J.R. Coke Smyth.]
[Published by Thomas McLean, Colnagi & Lewis, 1838.]
Lithograph with later colour and very large margins. Printed area 260 x 350mm (10¼ x 13¾"). Slight soiling in margins.
A view of the Bosphorus from Pera (now Beyoglu, a suburb of Istanbul), from 'Lewis's Illustrations of Constantinople made during a Residence in that City &c in the Years 1835-6. Arranged and Drawn on Stone from the original Sketches of Coke Smyth'. John Richard Coke Smyth (1808-82).
Abbey Travel 394.
[Ref: 35147]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Mosque of Suleymania.
Mosque of Suleymania.
[Lithographed by F.C. Lewis after J.R. Coke Smyth.]
[Published by Thomas McLean, Colnagi & Lewis, 1838.]
Lithograph with later colour and large margins. Printed area 260 x 350mm (10¼ x 13¾"). Slight soiling in margins.
The Süleymaniye Mosque, built 1550-8, the largest in Istanbul, from 'Lewis's Illustrations of Constantinople made during a Residence in that City &c in the Years 1835-6. Arranged and Drawn on Stone from the original Sketches of Coke Smyth'. John Richard Coke Smyth (1808-82).
Abbey Travel 394.
[Ref: 35148]   £360.00  
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