1860 Wood Engraving Ethnic Portraits Middle East Muslim Fakir Bashi-Bazouk NYN1


"Types of Oriental Faces"

This is an original 1860 black and white in-text wood engraving of five drawings of the ethnic peoples of the Middle East including a Druze convict; a marabout of Beruit; a wealthy lady of Beriut; a Muslim fakir; and a Bashi-Bazouk soldier of Turkey.


This 154+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light foxing and aging. No creases. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage. There is some light wrinkling along the bottom margin. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.5 x 8 inches; 24 x 20 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer an unusual and rare collection of Civil War era wood engravings and advertising from the New York Illustrated News. This collection will be of interest to historians of the American Civil War and collectors of original Civil War memorabilia.