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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). View from Mount Burgurlhu (from above Scutari) Constantinople, Turkey Another Quality Print from Martin2001 Type of print: Steel engraving - Original vintage antique print Year of printing: Year not indicated in the print - Est. 1840s 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 below is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed, it is not part of the print. Description of the subject depicted in the print: From the original description: Innumerable caiques dart from shore to shore across the harbour, freighted with veiled women, and men of many lands ; and the shrill warning cry of the boatmen as they shoot along, cutting through the water like wild-birds, continually passing and repassing, and yet never coming in collision—the crowds of sea-fowl sporting among the shipping, and diving under the ears of every boat—the light bridge, flung like a fairy-wand across the port—all conspire to render the Golden Horn one of the most picturesque scenes in the world; while above the bright landscape and the glittering sea, spreads a sky of such intense and vivid blue, as invests every object with a tint and a distinctness from which it derives a new and a peculiar beauty. The variety of costume, the constant succession of living groups, and the rapid motion of the arrowy caiques, are altogether beyond the reach of description ; while the pencil of the artist can alone convey any distinct idea of the numerous objects of interest and beauty which throng the shores. Close beside the termination of the floating bridge, where it abuts on the Stamboul side of the harbour, (at a gateway known as " the Gate of the Garden," owing to its vicinity to the grounds of the ancient palace,) and close under the walls, stands a green pavilion, in which former Sultans were accustomed to give audience to the European Ambassadors; while immediately above it, erected on a buttress of the wall itself, is a light-looking summer saloon, canopied with creeping plants, called the Kiosque of Pearls, whence the sovereign can overlook the whole extent of the port and the European shore. Not far from this pretty kiosque, and level with the water's edge, is a low iron door, through which the bodies of those who were executed within the Seraglio are said to have been cast into the sea at midnight, and committed to the carreat that sweeps rapidly round the point; but it bears little appearance of having latterly been in request, as its massy hinges are rusted, and immovable. Stately trees, sweeping downward to the water—lofty minarets, shooting gracefully towards heaven — crowds of shipping—groups of human beings, varying alike in feature, language, and costume—lofty mountains, far-stretching forests, and thickly peopled hills—the junction of two seas—an unrivalled landscape, and a cloudless sky, are among the many distinctive glories of the Golden Horn. On the very left is the Chalcedon, then Propontis, in the center the Seven Towers, Hagia Sophia, the Seraglio Point, Golden Horn and Galata, and to the right stretches the Strait of Bosporus. 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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