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[Circassian Chiefs] [Tshûrûkh-Okû Tûghûz. Hadji-Okû Mehmet & Vordezav-Okû Zepsh.]
[Circassian Chiefs] [Tshûrûkh-Okû Tûghûz. Hadji-Okû Mehmet & Vordezav-Okû Zepsh.]
W. Warren lith. from a sketch by Ja.s Stanislaus Bell. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
[London: Edward Moxon, 1840.]
Lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 175 x 115mm (7 x 4½"). Trimmed, losing title.
Three Circassians wearing fur hats, from 'Journal of a Residence in Circassia during the years 1837, 1838 and 1839', by James Stanislaus Bell (1796-1858). In 1836 'the 'Vixen', a ship owned by Bell, a Scottish merchant, breached the Russian blockade of Circassia and was seized. Different accounts describe the shipment as either salt or guns. The Vixen incident nearly led to war between Britain and Russia at the time, and certainly contributed to the Crimean War a decade later. The following year Bell travelled to Circassia to try to recoup on his losses. Bell was looked upon as a spy!
Abbey Travel 355.
[Ref: 55610]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Jerusalem from the North East.
Jerusalem from the North East.
Engraved by J.C. Armytage from an Original Drawing by W.H. Bartlett.
[n.d., c.1850.]
Engraving with hand colour. Sheet 340 x 485mm (13½ x 19"). Trimmed within plate.
A prospect of contemporary Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives.
[Ref: 55714]   £320.00  
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[Penang] Burmah temple at Prince of Wales Island.
[Penang] Burmah temple at Prince of Wales Island. (taken January 1805.]
Drawn by E.H. Looker Esq.r F.S.A. Engraved by L. Byrne.
London: Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row, Aug. 1. 1811.
Coloured engraving. Sheet 205 x 255mm (8 x 10"). Trimmed within plate.
A view of a Buddhist temple on Penang, drawn by Edward Hawke Locker (1777-1849), Admiral Edward Pellew's civil secretary during his East Indies command. From George Cook's ''Scenery of the East India Islands".
[Ref: 55660]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Selim III.
Selim III. The Reigning Grand Seignor. Æ.t 31.
Pain.d by Duchateau 1792. Engra.d by Nutter 1798.
London Published, May 1st 1798 by J. White Fleet Street.
Stipple. Sheet 200 x 125mm (8 x 5"). Trimmed within plate.
Selim III (1761-1808), Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1789 to 1807. His attempts at reform ended when the Janissaries deposed and imprisoned him: when a rescuing army approached Constantinople Selim was stabbed, the only Ottoman sultan to die by the sword. Jean-François Duchateau lived in Istanbul 1775-96 and painted many portraits of the Ottoman court. His oil of Selim III is now in the Topkapi Saray Museum.
[Ref: 55646]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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