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Antoine-Ignace Melling – Picturesque Voyage to Constantinople
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Ephesus: Temple of Artemis. With the fortress of Selcuk on Ayasoluk Hill in the distance.
Bosphorus: Panoramic view from the Castle of Genoa to Constantinople. With key.
Aïnali-Kavak: View near the Arsenal in the interior of the port on the north-eastern coast.
Sestos: View of the city and fort at the narrowest part of the Hellespont on the Gallipoli peninsula.
Smyrna: Panoramic view with key and text in French. Details of principal buildings and history of the settlement dating to at least 3000 BC.
Magnesia ad Sipylum (Manisa): View from beyond the city walls towards the city and Mount Spil (Sipylus).
RARE Constantinople: Aerial plan of the Bosphorus Straits as seen during the Great Turkish War, a period in the late 17th century of continuous warfare between the Ottoman Empire and various European powers.
Dardanelles: Panoramic view of the Straits connecting the Mediterranean with the Sea of Marmara, with the coasts of the peninsulas of Gallipoli and Troas.
Topkapı Palace: Second Court of the Sergalio. View showing the accompaniment of courtiers to the cortege of a European Embassy in audience with the Sultan, looking towards the Gate of Felicity which leads to the Third, or Inner, court.
Constantinople: The Grand Seignior’s Seraglio at Constantinople. Set within a decorative border.
Constantinople: Bird’s Eye view from the Eyub cemetery: Looking towards the Golden Horn (Halic).
RARE Constantinople: Panorama with key and allegorical baroque border: The city’s Ottoman name is deliberately ignored in reference to its Christian heritage, even as Europeans and particularly the French are intensifying commerce and developing ties with the Empire.
Constantinople: Panoramic view from Tophane. Engraved by John Pass.
Officers of the Court: Toptchi Bachi (General of heavy artillery), Chatir du corps des Bostandjis ( Chef Guard of the Seraglio), Artillery bombardier (Koumbaradji), and Master of ceremonies (Alai-tchavouch).
Tenedos (Bozcaada): Showing the island’s15th century castle and southwest entrance to the Hellespont (Dardenelles), the narrow passage between the Aegean Sea and Sea of Marmara. The Western party in the fore may be a reference to the Russo-Turkish War (1787-92) in which the Ottomans were supported by the French and British.
Smyrna: Panorama of the port and city from the Aegean.
Constantinople: Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent. View of the complex designed by Mimar Sinan with a plan of the gardens.
Smyrna: Panoramic view of the city. Scarce lithographic example after Chouseul de Gouffier.
View of Gumuskesen, a Roman tomb dating from the 2nd century AD.
Castle of Europe and Castle of Asia (Rumelihisarı and Anadoluhisarı). Entrance to the Black Sea.
Constantinople: Hippodrome (Atmeidan), the social centre of Constantinople during the Byzantine era, the circus fell into disuse after the fall to the Ottomans in 1453. The Obelisks are one of the few surviving features.
Constantinople: Panorama from Boulgourlou Hill above Scutari on the Anatolian shore of the Bosphorus. In the foreground is the artist conferring with locals as he sketches.
Tenedos: Panoramic view of the fortress and harbour on the Aegean Sea.
Constantinople: Panorama from Scutari (Uskudar) across the Bosphorus to the Topkapi Palace.
Kara-Aghatch: Wildfowling on the Fresh Water Canal, an estuary of the Golden Horn northeast to the city between Kara-Aghatch and Bahari-Keui.
Officers of the Court: A Reis (Captain of the Vessel), a Galioundji (sailor), Achdji Bachi ( Chef) and a Janissary (Bodyguard).
Constantinople: View from the Eyup cemetery, looking from the heights towards the Golden Horn (Halic). After Alexandre Raulin.
Constantinople: Dolmabahçe Palace. Bird’s-eye view from the hills over the palace and Sea of Marmara.
Aqueduct of the Emperor Justinian: The 4th century Valens or Grey Falcon Aqueduct was restored by Justinian II in the 6th century.
Topkapi Palace: Premier Court de Serail (Court of Janissaries). Looking towards Bab-us Selam (Salutation Gate) through which only the Sultan may enter mounted. The Armoury (Hagia Irene) and the Mint to the right.
Constantinople: Triple view: Third gate to the Sergalio (Babi- seade), Aynalıkavak Palace with part of the arsenal and Yeni Valide Mosque.
Constantinople: Double panorama of the city and the Golden Horn, looking towards Pera and from Pera. The Conference of 1876 saw Britain and European countries address political reforms in Ottoman territories. With keys
Panorama from the Sea of Marmara: Showing the coastline from the Chateau of the Seven Towers to the Escurial with galleons on approach.
Festival of Bairam (Eid): The solemn march of the Sultan’s retinue attended by courtiers, Europeans and residents of the city.
Kadi-Kieui: Village in the place of ancient Chalcedon on the Propontis Sea south of Oskudar.
Yoros Castle, also known as the Genoese Castle as Genoa occupied it throughout the 15th century. After Jules Laurens.
Constantinople: Distant view of the city from the road to Belgrade.
Tophana: Panorama of the artillery arsenal and canon foundry destroyed by fire in 1823.
Constantinople: Hippodrome or Atmeydanı (Horse Square). View of the 2nd century square designed for entertainments and racing with the obelisks of Constantine VII and Theodosius, the latter actually being the obelisk of Thutmose III 13th c BC.
Diyarbeker: The Great Mosque (Cami-i Kebir). Formerly St Thomas, one of the oldest exisiting churches. After Jules Laurens.
Islands of the Princes (Kızıl Adalar): Panorama of the archipelago of nine islands in the Sea of Marmara off the coast. The islands served as an exile for royals for both the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.
Aghas (masters) of the Kapi (Palace Eunuchs), Ibriktar (Golden Pitcher), Dulbendar (Turban) and Itchoglan (Palace pages).
View of the city looking West from the British Consulate during the Russo-Turkish war.
Constantinople: Panorama with key and fine original colour. With considerable detail this view emulates a 17th century tradition that combined cartographic and landscape drawing.
Architectural elements of the palaces at Eunieh (Unye) and Tireboli (Tirebolu).
Brousse: View of the town with Mount Uludag and the Mysian Olympus Range in the distance.
Constantinople: Panorama from Galata to Scutari and Constantinople. Issued in the year the Treaty of Pruth ended the Russo-Turkish war; Le Blond was later appointed as chief architect of the city of St Petersburg.