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This is an original 1876 black and white steel engraving by William Henry Bartlett of the city of Constantinople (present-day Istanbul) as seen across the Bosphorus from Scutari (present day Usküdar).
This 138+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. No creases. No surface rub. No tears. Moderate water stain - top left corner.
Immerse yourself in the amazing Victorian world circa 1876 via this collection of wood and steel engravings from the London publication, The Weekly Welcome, that includes images of the people, places, paintings, and events of the Victorian era.
This piece was illustrated by Bartlett, William Henry. Artist name printed on page - bottom left of image.
Bartlett, William Henry
William Henry Bartlett (1809-1852) was a skilled British artist who specialized in steel engravings. He was also an avid traveler who made frequent trips to the Middle East and the Americas. Unfortunately, his excessive exploration was a downfall, as he died of a fever whilst onboard a French ship off the Maltese coast.