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Six lithographs depicting people from the Ottoman Empire, Egypt and Athens

Reseminnen från Orienten.
Stockholm, L.J. Hjerta, 1839. Folio. With 6 lithographed plates by Schützercrantz. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers mounted on a larger sheet serving as a folder.
€ 8,500
Very rare first edition of a series of 6 lithographed plates, illustrating a journey to the Ottoman Empire, Egypt and Greece, drawn and lithographed by the Swedish artist Adolf Ulrik Schützercrantz (1802-1854). In 1838 he visited Greece, Istanbul and Cairo. The lithographs include a portrait of the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II (1785-1839) in full dress; Muhammad Ali (1769-1848), Pasha of Egypt, depicted on horseback; an Ottoman garrison at rest in Constantinople; a view of the Galata neighbourhood in Constantinople, with people in the streets; some Egyptian soldiers with pyramids in the background; and three Greek men in Athens. The plates are followed by 4 pages of descriptive text, all loosely inserted in a paper folder.
With a few small, marginal stains, otherwise in very good condition.
Atabey 1112; WorldCat (1 copy); not in Blackmer.
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