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CONSTANTINOPLE Court of Serai Bournou - ca 1840 Original Print Engraving

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!!! NOTE !!! if the image in the description shows a broken image icon, right click on the icon then select “copy the image location” and then paste it into your browser’s address box to see the image OR send me a message to get more images if they do not all show. Fourth Court of the Serai Bournou Constantinople, Turkey Another Quality Print from Martin2001 Type of print: Steel engraving - Original vintage antique print Year of printing: 1841 Artist - Engraver - Publisher: Bartlett - Bradshaw - 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 below is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed, it is not part of the print. From the original description: The most striking feature of the Serai Bournou in the present day is its surpassing orientalism. Fountains, palaces, streets, and market-places—all the public rendezvous of Stamboul have suffered change, save the mysterious dwelling of the Caliphs. European innovations have crept with spirit-steps across the land: tapestry hangings and jewelled toys are scattered over the summer-palace of Asia; gaudy chintzes from the looms of Britain shut out the sun-light from the gilt-latticed casements of the imperial kiosques; silks from the warehouses of Genoa and Lyons cover the sofas of the regal pile at Beshik-Tash; but in the hidden recesses of the palace of Amurath all is unchanged, as though the genius of mutability had never waved his wand over the children of the Prophet. Its effect from the sea of Marmora is as singular as it is beautiful. The wall by which it is enclosed is separated from the water only by a narrow wharf or terrace, pierced at intervals by a close lattice-work, through which the fair tenants can look out upon the sun-lighted waves, and on to the fantastic islands of the Propontis; in some places overgrown with the most luxurious parasites, among which are conspicuous the rich dark leaves of the ivy, and the clustering verdure of the gorgeous caper-plant, with its galaxy of blossoms; and in others, surmounted by a light and graceful kiosque, now, however, tarnished by the weather, and mouldering into disuse; for since the present Sultan girded himself with the sword of sovereignty, and eschewed the mysterious exclusiveness of his predecessors, the Serai Bournou has ceased to be a chosen residence for the Ottoman court.. 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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TURKEY Trebizond on Black Sea - 1887 Wood Engraving

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This old engraving has substantiated and stimulated a recent interest of mine; this physical thing now hangs in front of my reading chair, and I have found the digital copy of the charming old book from which it was cut (VOYAGES AND TRAVELS OR SCENES IN MANY LANDS VOLUME
de Colange, Leo (Ed.)).
Published by E.W. Walker, Boston, MA (1887))
I recommend enjoying some of the 19th century paintings under "Trabzon in art" in commons.wikipedia., which is where I first discovered this one. In some of these it is the artists viewpoint of serious (not ) peacefulness that I especially enjoy, and now this is substantiated, in front of my reading chair.

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