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Walsh, Robert, and Thomas Allom
CONSTANTINOPLE AND THE SCENERY OF THE SEVEN CHURCHES OF ASIA MINOR ILLUSTRATED. LONDON, PARIS & NEW YORK: FISHER, SON & CO., [1836-1838]
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Walsh, Robert, and Thomas Allom
CONSTANTINOPLE AND THE SCENERY OF THE SEVEN CHURCHES OF ASIA MINOR ILLUSTRATED. LONDON, PARIS & NEW YORK: FISHER, SON & CO., [1836-1838]
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 938 GBP
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Walsh, Robert, and Thomas Allom
CONSTANTINOPLE AND THE SCENERY OF THE SEVEN CHURCHES OF ASIA MINOR ILLUSTRATED. LONDON, PARIS & NEW YORK: FISHER, SON & CO., [1836-1838]
FIRST EDITION, ORIGINAL PARTS, 24 volumes, 4to, (each 283 x 224mm.), 2 engraved titles, 2 maps (1 double-page), 93 steel-engraved plates, original printed wrappers, part 18 with 6pp. publisher's catalogue bound in, part 23 with 8pp. publisher's catalogue bound in, preserved in a folding box, spotting to plates, some soiling and creasing to wrappers with some minor loss, neat repairs to wrappers, part 15 with upper wrapper detached, 14 volumes re-backed, part 6 with lower cover detached
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Catalogue Note

“Constantinople, having for centuries exhibited the singular and extraordinary spectacle of a Mahomedan town in a Christian region, and stood still while all about it were advancing in the march of improvement, has at length, as suddenly as unexpectedly, been roused from its slumber” (Walsh).

Robert Walsh was appointed chaplain to the British Embassy in Constantinople from 1821-1824 and 1830-1835. Thomas Allom was a British architect who left his practice to travel to Asia Minor, Constantinople, Syria and Palestine. The series, which originally appeared in this 24 parts (and later a two-volume edition), is one of the most characteristic travel albums of the nineteenth century. The plates, accompanied by Walsh’s text, show a range of views including monuments, palaces, markets, people and neighbourhood scenes.

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