Syria, The Holy Land & Asia Minor Illustrated in a series of 120 views, drawn from nature by William H. Bartlett, William Purser, and Thomas Allom. THREE VOLUMES IN ONE.

Carne, John.

Book ID: 17044


4to. [2], viii, 80 pp., / 76 pp., / 100 pp., [4 index], 2 maps, 121 engraved plates including 3 title engravings and a frontis portrait of Mehmet Ali, contemporary half morocco, with new cloth boards, title gilt on decorated spine, marbled endpaper & edges, index, damp stains to frontis portrait and title page, otherwise copy in very good condition, Fisher Son & Co, London, 1840-1.


John Carne ( 1789-1844) traveller and author. He resolved to visit the Holy Places, and accordingly he left England on 26 March 1821. He visited Constantinople, Greece, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and Egypt. On returning back to England he commenced writing for the ; New Monthly Magazine’ an account of his travels, under the title ‘ Letters from the East’.
The first edition of this work, formed the first part of Fisher’s projected series ‘The Turkish Empire Illustrated’, and appeared in 30 parts of 4 plates each. The great majority of the views are by William Bartlett, who travelled extensively in the Levant. These drawings must have been made in his first journey in 1834-35; this seems to be the first book in which any of Bartlett’s Eastern drawings appear. The third volume includes plates after drawings by Thomas Allom, who also travelled to the levant around 1836-7.
Bibliographic references: Blackmer 291 for first edition; Tobler p. 148; Rohricht 1690.

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