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- CONSTANTINOPLE Column of Theodosius Turkey - ca 1840 Original Print Engraving
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!!! NOTE !!! if the image(s) in the description shows a broken image icon(s), right click on the icon(s) and open in new tab to see the larger image(s). The Column of Theodosius Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey Another Quality Print from Martin2001 Type of print: Steel engraving - Original vintage antique print Year of printing: 1841 Artist - Engraver - Publisher: Bartlett - Cousen - London, Geo. Virtue, 26 Ivy Lane Condition: Excellent - Very good - Good - Fair. Overall dimensions of print: Including blank margins: 8 x 10 1/2 inches. 1 inch = 2,54 cm. Type of paper: Thick - Heavier, wove - Medium heavy - Slightly heavier - Thin. Reverse side: Blank - With text or pictures. Notes: 1. Green 'border' around the print in the photo is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed, it is not part of the print. From the original description: Byzantium, enriched by the first Constantine, and made the key-stone of a new Empire, and the capital of a second Rome—Byzantium, where a hundred of his august race feasted and governed in their turn, and which was ultimately lost to Christendom by the last and bravest of the line—is now a mere Moslem palace, where the echoes of the war-trumpet, and the neighing of the war-steed, have been replaced by the twanging of the lute, and the voices of women; even its ancient name is never heard, and its broad sun-lighted honours have been exchanged for silence and mystery. It is asserted by historians that the capital of Byzantium was formerly enriched with columns and statues, and that monuments, now no longer in existence, were profusely collected within its walls; be that as it may, the only remnant of classic antiquity now remaining is a stately column of marble, formed of huge blocks piled upon each other to the height of ninety feet, and standing upon a raised square platform, or terrace, planted with trees, in an outer court of the palace; and known as the Column of Theodosius; though it is evident, in comparing this pillar with the description of antiquaries, that it cannot be the original monument called by that nam nor, it is presumed, can its present position he that which it originally occupied in the city. A venerable cypress, many feet higher than the column, screens on the seaward side, but the statue which once surmounted the capital is gone and one deep rent, almost separating the shaft throughout its whole thickness and evidently produced by the shock of one of those earthquakes to which Constantinople was formerly so subject, attests its ancient origin; while the graceful proportions, and the elaborately-defined acanthus of its capital, render it one of the most interesting monuments now existing in the capital. Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy ! Any print purchased from us may be returned for any reason for a full refund including all postage. Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.
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