Lot 2 - ROBERT WALSH (Gravürler; THOMAS ALLOM) – CONSTANTINOPLE ANCIENNE ET MODERNE COMPRENANT AUSSI LES SEPT EGLISES DE L’ASIA MINEURE

2- ROBERT WALSH (Gravürler; THOMAS ALLOM)  – CONSTANTINOPLE ANCIENNE ET MODERNE COMPRENANT
AUSSI LES SEPT EGLISES DE L’ASIA MINEURE

First French edition. 3 chapters in one volume. Fisher fils et Cie, Paris, 1838-40. French translation. The 1st part contains 60 pages, the 2nd part 58, the 3rd part 32 pages of text, 27x21 cm. 98 full-page engravings and 2 maps, one folding. It is in a magnificent leather binding of the period with marbling pattern on the inside of the cover, gilt frame on the spine and cover edges, and gilt on the page edges. In excellent condition.

A MASTERPIECE ON 19TH CENTURY ISTANBUL…

FAMOUS TRAVELOGUE BY ROBERT WALSH DESCRIBING WITH GREAT APPRECIATION THE NATURAL AND ARCHITECTURAL BEAUTY, NEIGHBORHOODS AND DAILY LIFE OF THE MULTICULTURAL CAPITAL OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE IN THE 19TH CENTURY...

ACCOMPANIED BY 98 FULL-PAGE ENGRAVINGS OF THOMAS ALLOM AND TWO MAPS…

Estimate: 1.148 - 1.578 EU   

Starting Bid: 689 EU

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