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CONSTANTINOPLE Entrance to Prison Seven Towers - ca1840 Original Print Engraving

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Date of Creation
1800-1899
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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. Entrance to the Seven Towers Constantinople, Turkey Another Quality Print from Martin2001 Type of print: Steel engraving - Original vintage antique print Year of printing: 1841 Artist - Engraver - Publisher: Bartlett - Benjamin - 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 next point of interest is the fortress known as that of the Seven Towers. What a spell is in the very name, to all those who are either interested in, or conversant with, Eastern history! What volumes of human power and of human suffering does it not involve! Captives have sickened with despair—ambassadors have sighed at delay within those walls of darkness and of crime— monarchs have made a jest of foreign vengeance, and nobles have felt the weight of native displeasure! This extensive fortress originally consisted, as its name implies, of seven principal towers, dominating a series of dungeons, courts, and guard-rooms, whose secrets seldom transpired beyond the walls. A strong garrison, lofty outworks, and jealously-barred cells, insured the safety (in so far as escape was concerned) of the captives whom state policy or private hate consigned to this formidable prison. Hecatombs of heads, sacrificed to one or the other of these impulses, gave their name to a small enclosure now called the "Place of Heads," where they are said to have been piled upon each other until the mound was of sufficient height to enable the executioners to command from its summit a wide view of the sun-lighted Propontis; while a dark vault is shown, upon whose brink the stranger stands with quailing heart, and looks down upon the "Well of Blood," whose ensanguined stream once overflowed its margin, and ran reeking under the broad daylight over the marble pavement of the court beyond, to pollute the pure waters of the sea of Marmora. 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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