London: Fishers, Son, & Co., n.d. (ca. 1840). Illustrated by Thomas Allom. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Item #21343 .
2 Volumes, First Series and Second Series. 4to. 2 engraved maps (1 double-page), 2 engraved titles, & 94 engraved plates. In an unsigned contemporary, but likely publisher's, full pebbled morocco. Spines in six compartments, tooled in blind with gilt titles, the boards intricately blind tooled in a pleasinfg design of stylized leaves, gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt. Marbled endpaper in a non-pareil patter.
Early ownership names in pencil (dated 1905) on the obverse of the front free endpapers, traces of rubbing the the leather, else this is fine bright set in a stunning binding with wonderful plates.
Includes views of Constantinople from the Golden Horn, the great cemetery of Scutari, the Mosque of Sultan Soliman, the Great Bazaar, the Mosque of Santa Sophia, the Ruins of Ephesus, the Acropolis at Sardis, Philadelphia, the Gardens of the Seraglio, Obelisk of Theodosius in the Atmeidan, the Sultan's new palace on the Bosphorus, the Castle of Smyrna, the Monastery of St. George of the Precipice, the town and castle of Paramythia in Albania, the Ruins of Laodicea, &c. Blackmer 1766 (93 plates).