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Pictorial and Antiquarian on The Overland Route by the author of "Forty Days in
Hall, Virtue & Co. - 1851
This Page is provided as a REFERENCE
RESOURCE - it is NOT an Inventory.
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Some Background Information on The Overland Route and W. H. Bartlett
The Overland Route is a topographical book. It contains views in Egypt, Gibraltar, Greece, Malta and Spain. Text was also written on each of the views depicted, outlining history and describing in more detail the surrounding countryside and, at times the culture of some of the native peoples.
This work was printed at a time when books of this sort were extremely fashionable. Before photography was invented, the only way that people could keep pictorial reference of landmarks (unless they were artistically inclined), was by this method. It was a means to show their associates the wonders of foreign lands, although its purpose was to show travellers what a place looked like and where the interesting sites were. In fact the appendix of the book contains directions for travellers wishing to follow the route outlined.
Nowadays prints of this type are interesting in a more historical way. They show how the landscape has changed, particularly in towns and cities.
WILLIAM HENRY BARTLETT (1809-1854) was a topographical illustrator who was articled to John Britton. He travelled in 1830, visiting Syria, Egypt, Palestine and America. He died on this voyage around the world, at sea at the tender age of 45 years.
We supply genuine historical maps and prints by mail order - all are eminently suitable for framing and are offered On Approval.
THIS IS A
LIST OF THE PLANS AND PRINTS.
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ALEXANDRIA: Twin panoramic views. Old Port. Pharos is. New Port. Lake. 13x10 ins.
PLAN: Inset of the Bay.
Carteia. Rock in the distance. Attractive vignette.
Catalan Bay from the Mediterranean Battery. Vignette.
Europa Point looking to Cueta. Attractive vignette.
Martin's Cave. Attractive vignette interior.
Spanish Fishermen on the Neutral Ground. Vignette Title.
St George's Hall. Soldiers. Cannons. Attractive vignette.
The Governor's Villa with O'Hara's Tower. Attractive vignette.
The King's Bastion. Many figures. Attractive vignette.
The Landing Place. Boats. Attractive vignette.
The Market Place. Many figures. Attractive vignette.
The Signal Station. Attractive vignette.
View from the Signal Station looking across the Straits. Vignette.
RHODES: The Knight's Street. Attractive vignette.
Street in Valetta. Nice
Chapel in Fort St. Angelo. Interior. Attractive vignette.
General views (of the ruins) of Hagier Chem. Attractive vignette.
Plan of Valetta + Bird's eye view.
St. Paul's Bay. Attractive vignette.
St. Paul's Bay. The Apostle's Fountain. Attractive vignette.
Staircase Grand Master's House. Interior. Attractive vignette.
The Grave of Abercrombie in Fort St Elmo. Attractive vignette.
View from the Upper Baracca. Nice vignette.
ALHAMA: Attractive vignette. Figures foreground.
GRANADA: Good vignette view. Figures foreground.
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