This is an original 1878? black and white steel engraving of the capital city and fortress of Erzeroum, or Erzurum, in the Turkish Province of Erzurum during the Russo-Turkish War. The city's Turkish defenders were under the command of Gazi Ahmed Muhtar Pasha, and while heavily fortified, the city fell to the Russians after a prolonged siege in February of 1878.
This 133+ year old Item is rated Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Heavy water stain - left side.
Product Type: Original Steel Engraving; Black / White
Dimensions: Approximately 9 x 6.5 inches; 23 x 17 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)
Keywords specific to this image: Historical Image, Cityscape, Mountains, Minaret, Tree