Friday, October 24, 2008

Illustrations of Constantinople and Its Environs

Fisher illustrated book of Constantinople and its environs

Here is a book that old book enthusiasts (like me) will drool; I think this is the correct verb that describes my exact condition when I first saw it. A historical account of Istanbul and the scenery of the Seven Churches in Asia Minor plus the description of the plates were given by Rev. Robert Walsh. Both volumes (first one, 84 pages with 48 engravings, the second 100 pages with 49) were illustrated in drawings from nature by Thomas Allom. Printed by Fisher Son & Co., London & Paris, 1838.

Dimensions: 28.5x22 cm.
Estimated value: $ 4,500


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