CONTENTS AND DESCRIPTION
CARNE/BARTLETT: SYRIA, THE HOLY LAND, ASIA MINOR, ETC ILLUSTRATED.
Published by Fisher Sons & Co. London. Paris and America. c.1836
This was published in 3 volumes, each with its own Vignette Title page, 2
maps & 117 plates. We are offering here scans of just 1 of these volumes.
The illustrations are by the renowned
BARTLETT, Thomas ALLOM, William PURSER and others. Finely engraved onto
steel plates, they depict views throughout Syria and Asia Minor.
Useful references to the work can be
found in Bevis, p. 40; Blackmer 291; Rohricht 1690; Tobler, p. 148; Atabey
The author, John Carne, left England in 1821, and spent much time travelling
in Israel/Palestine as well as in Constantinople, Greece, the Levant and
Egypt. It is one of the few works of that time to include what is
present-day Lebanon. The book, with plates by was published some time after
Carne returned to England, initially in thirty parts of four plates each.
This formed the 1st part of Fisher's series 'Turkish Empire Illustrated'.
Many of the plates in vol. 3 are after drawings by Thomas Allom who was
commissioned by the publishers to complete the illustrations.
FOR A FULL LIST OF THE PLATES.
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