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Antoine-Ignace Melling – Picturesque Voyage to Constantinople
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Castle of Europe (Rumelihisarı).
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.
Mosque of Sultana Valida from the port.
View of the town on the southern coast of the Black Sea. After Jules Laurens.
Dardanelles: Panoramic view of the Straits connecting the Mediterranean with the Sea of Marmara, with the coasts of the peninsulas of Gallipoli and Troas.
Kars: View of the town and Citadel after the defeat of the Ottoman forces during the Russo-Turkish war.
View of the aqueduct and citadel.
RARE 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.
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.
Temple of Mars. View of the majestic ruins with the town in the background.
View of the city walls from the environs. After Jules Laurens.
View of the entrance to the Aegean.
Aqueduc de l’Empereur Justinian: The 4th century Valens or Grey Falcon Aqueduct was restored by Justinian II in the 6th century.
Beglier Bey (Governor’s) Summer Palace: Panoramic view over the Bosphorus.
Sea of Marmora: View from the Seraskier’s Tower.
View of the city from Pera.
Panoramic view from Scutari.
Seraglio Point (Sarayburnu): Panoramic view over the Bosphorus.
Topkapı Palace: The Grand Seignior’s Seraglio at Constantinople. Set within a decorative border.
Yoros Castle, also known as the Genoese Castle as Genoa occupied it throughout the 15th century. After Jules Laurens.
Festival of Bairam (Eid): The solemn march of the Sultan’s retinue attended by courtiers, Europeans and residents of the city.
Architectural sketches illustrating one of the Gates of Diyarbakır.
View of the entrance to the Black Sea from Giant’s Mount.
View of the city from across the Bosphorus.
Panoramic view from the Dardanelles.
Panoramic view of the city. Scarce lithographic example after Chouseul de Gouffier.
Panoramic view of the ancient region of Pamphlia on the Mediterranean Sea.
Panoramic view from Tophane: Engraved by John Pass.
View from the Aegean Sea.
Karatas Cove. View of the boroughs of Karatas and Gioztepe.
Aghas (masters) of the Kapi (Palace Eunuchs), Ibriktar (Golden Pitcher), Dulbendar (Turban) and Itchoglan (Palace pages).
Panorama of the port and city from the Aegean.
Panoramic view of the fortress and harbour on the Aegean Sea.
View over Constantinople from Mount Bulgurlhu.
Panoramic view with key and text in French. Details of principal buildings and history of the settlement dating to at least 3000 BC.
Kadi-Kieui: Village in the place of ancient Chalcedon on the Propontis Sea south of Oskudar.
Tenedos (Bozcaada): Showing the island’s15th c.castle and SW 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.
RARE 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.
Seraglio Point: View along harbour.
Distant view of the bay and city.
View of the city and limestone cliffs on the Euphrates.
View over the straits towards Yoros Castle (Genoese Castle) and the Exinus (Black Sea).
Tophana: Panorama of the artillery arsenal and canon foundry destroyed by fire in 1823.
Coffee Kiosk: Looking into the port towards St Sophia.
Istanbul: 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.
Topkapi Palace: Premier Court de Serail (Court of Janissaries). Looking towards Bab-us Selam (Salutation Gate), through which only the Sultan can enter mounted. The Armoury (Hagia Irene) and the Mint to the right.
Florence Nightingale in the Hospital at Scutari.
View of the city showing the Admiralty Buildings from over the graveyard.
Panorama from the Sea of Marmara: Showing the coastline from the Chateau of the Seven Towers to the Escurial with galleons on approach.
Several sketches showing the implements and architecture of a house in Diyarbakır.
Castle of Europe and Castle of Asia (Rumelihisarı and Anadoluhisarı). Entrance to the Black Sea.
Officers of the Court: A Reis (Captain of the Vessel), a Galioundji (sailor), Achdji Bachi ( Chef) and a Janissary (Bodyguard).
Bird’s Eye view from the Eyub cemetary: Looking towards the Golden Horn (Halic).
Panorama from the Tower of Galata.
Architectural elements of the palaces at Eunieh (Unye) and Tireboli (Tirebolu).
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.
Castle of Europe (Rumelihisarı).
Aïnali-Kavak:View near the Arsenal in the interior of the port on the north-eastern coast. Artist and architect to the Ottoman court, Melling later became a favourite of the Empress Josephine of France.
Bosphorus: Roumely-Hissar (Castle of Europe). After Jules Laurens.
View of over the city including the Topkapı Palace from the summit of Galata.
View from the great burial ground at Pera.
Dolmabahçe Palace: Bird’s-eye view from the hills over the palace and Sea of Marmara.
Panorama from Scutari (Uskudar) across the Bosphorus to theTopkapi Palace.
Capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia. With key to sites.
Entrance to the Black Sea from the Bosphorus. After Jules Laurens.
Islands of the Princes (Kızıl Adalar): Panorama of 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.
Panoramic view over the port from the environs.
:Toptchi bachi, chatir du corps des bostandjis koumbaradji alai-tchavouch
View from the heights above Eyub.
Temple of Artemis. With the fortress of Selcuk on Ayasoluk Hill in the distance.
Castle of Europe and Castle of Asia (Rumelihisarı and Anadoluhisarı).
View at the entrance to the city.
View of the entrance to the Aegean.
ketches illustrating architectural details from the Mosque of Diyarbakır.
View of Gumuskesen, a Roman tomb dating from the 2nd century AD.
Caravan resting on the outskirts of the town on the route to Mugla.
View of a city street and market.
View of ruins in the Roman city-state of ancient Paphlagonia.
Bursa (Brousse): View of the town with Mount Uludag and the Mysian Olympus Range in the background.
Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent: View of the complex designed by Mimar Sinan with a plan of the gardens.
Panoramic view of Constantinople: View looking along the Golden Horn.
View of the Town and Port.
Lively scene of a caravan and encampment.
Bosphorus: Panoramic view from the Castle of Genoa to Constantinople. With key.
St Sophia: View of the Square and fountain built by Sultan Mahmud in 1740. With key to buildings.
The Great Mosque (Cami-i Kebir). Formerly St Thomas, one of the oldest exisiting churches. After Jules Laurens.
Panorama with key and fine original colour. With considerable detail this view emulates a 17th century tradition that combined cartographic and landscape drawing.
Panoramic view on the Mediterranean coast.
View of the city looking West from the British Consulate during the Russo-Turkish war.
Panoramic view from the environs towards St Sophia.
Ruins of the 2nd-century Corinthian order Temple of Zeus Lepsynus.
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.
Panoramic view from Pera: Looking over the Imperial Arsenal and the Golden Horn towards St Sophia.
Distant view of the city from the road to Belgrade.
Hippodrome (Atmeidan). With the Column of Theodosius and Agia Sophia.
The island of Kastelorizo in the Mediterranean Sea, near Myra on the coast of Turkey.
Double panorama of the city and the Golden Horn, looking towards and from Pera. With keys. The Conference of 1876 saw Britain and European countries address political reforms in Ottoman territories.
View from beyond the city walls.
View of the city and fort at the narrowest part of the Hellespont on the Gallipoli peninsula.
Triple view: Third gate to the Sergalio (Babi- seade), Aynalıkavak Palace with part of the arsenal and Yeni Valide Mosque.
View from the Eyup cemetery, looking from the heights towards the Golden Horn (Halic). After Alexandre Raulin.
Kara-Aghatch: Wildfowling on the Fresh Waters Canal, an estuary of the Golden Horn northeast to the city between Kara-Aghatch and Bahari- Keui.