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TURKEY Trebizond on Black Sea - 1887 Wood Engraving

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Trebizond, Seashore Another Fine Quality Offer from Martin2001 A wood engraving illustration from a salvaged travel book (has text on back) Specifics, condition and narrative at the bottom. Print Specifics: Type of print: Wood Engraving Year of printing: not indicated in the print - actual 1877 Publisher: Boston, E.W. Walker Co. Condition: 1 (1. Excellent - 2. Very good - 3. Good - 4. Fair) Light age toning of paper. Dimensions: 8.5 x 11.5 inches, including blank margins (borders) around the image. 1 inch = 2,54 cm Paper weight: 3 (1. Thick - 2. Heavier - 3. Medium heavy - 4. Slightly heavier - 5. Thin) Narrative: With these glimpses of the south of Asia Minor, we now turn to the northern provinces, beginning with Trebizond, which lies along the south-eastern shore of the Black Sea. There is now a weekly line of steamers from Constantinople to the city of Trebizond, and Western influences are largely at work here, effacing in some degree Oriental costumes and Oriental manners. The city, built like an amphitheatre along the sea-shore, is extremely picturesque as we approach by water. There is a line of buildings of varied outline, all painted in bright colors, and behind them, rising and retreating up the hill, are others in equal variety, scattered among thick clumps of fruit-trees with dark-green foliage, while here and there a slender white minaret stands up clear and sharply cut against the blue background of the sky. The mosques themselves, about forty in number, are not very remarkable, and, except the Mosque of Saint Sophia, a little distance out of town, the only really interesting one is a transformed Byzantine church, of which the exterior is in part covered with mosaics. The town divides itself into the Turkish and the Christian quarters. The former occupies the western half of Trebizond, and is shut in by a line of high wall?, defended by solid towers. These walls have a rocky foundation, and beneath them are great ravines overgrown with luxuriant vegetation. The ivy climbs over the gates, and here and there hides from our sight part of the Creek inscription which tells of an earlier time, and a people long since passed away. The Christian quarter is not very attractive, from an architectural point of view. Here, however, we find the principal bazaar, and after some little experience, learn what treasures may be discovered in it. The richest carpets of Persia, Khorassan, and Smyrna, the woollen and silk stuffs of Aleppo, Diarbekir, and Broussa, the finest filigree-work in silver, precious stones of great value, rare and curious weapons, ancient coins, may be bought โ€” and sometimes at prices not too high โ€” by him who has learned the craft and mystery of Oriental bargaining. Notes: Green color around the print in the photo is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed. Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy! Any print purchased from me may be returned for any (or no) reason for a full refund including all postage. seller since 1998. Five-star service. Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.

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