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Allom, Thomas. Constantinople and the scenery of the seven churches of Asia Minor - Page 43. 1838. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 22, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/1996/show/1907.

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Title Constantinople and the scenery of the seven churches of Asia Minor
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Allom, Thomas
Contributor (Local)
  • Walsh, Robert
Publisher Fisher, Son, & Co.
Date 1838
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • History
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  • Istanbul, Turkey
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  • books
  • plates (illustrations)
  • maps (documents)
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Extent 92 plates
Original Item Location DR 427 .A44
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Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript WITH J II! CHURCHES OF ASIA MINOR. 43 limpid, very grateful to the taste, and light of digestion to the stomach. The country about the town is rich and fertile to a high degree, and the air remarkable for its purity, fragrance, and salubrity : it has all those qualities which the bounty of nature has conferred on .the lovely plains of Asia Minor, and has invited a larger population than is usually found in those beautiful but now desolate regions. It is marked, however, by Oriental circumstances revolting to European feelings. It is surrounded by cemeteries more numerous than those found near much larger cities. Attracted, perhaps, by the odour of these charnel-houses, vultures abound here; instead of the cooing of doves which marks Philadelphia, or the crepitation of the stork's bill which distinguishes Pergamus, the scream of this ravenous and unclean bird is the sound most frequently heard; flocks are constantly seen wheeling round in the air, or lighting by the road-side, covering the fields, and so tame as quite to disregard the approach of a passenger. It is this characteristic of the town which is presented in our illustration—one of its cemeteries strewn over with shafts and mouldings of former buildings now laid to mark the graves, and vultures flapping their w ings over the corpse interred below. ( ONSTANTINOPLE FROM THE HEIGHTS ABOVE EYOUB. This view of the city i- a companion for a former. The one presented it as it appears from the mouth of the Golden Horn, the other from its head ; and it displays many objects of interest on both sides of a beautiful expanse of water, whose visible circumference may be estimated at L'O miles ; the length of the whole harbour being about 15 miles, and its general breadth from 8 to 10 furlon Where the Cydaris and Harbyses discharge themselves into it, the slime and mud carried down by the stream are deposited ; and it forms a flat alluvial soil, where extensive manufactories of pottery have been established. As this is in the vicinity of a royal kiosk, it has obtained the name of the Tuileries, for the same reason as the French called their palace because it was built where a manufactory of tiles had been established. The deposit continues to lill up the harbour, and it is necesary to mark the new-formed shoals, for the direction of vessels, by stakes stuck in the mud, so that this part of the harbour exhibits a curious spectacle of a labyrinth of palisades. Opposite these, on the northern shore, is the - Yelan Serai" or Palace of the Serpent forming an imperial residence. Many fantastic reasons are assigned for this name by the Turks, and stories told similar to that of the Kiz-Koulesi. But the simple reason set to be, that the soil in this place abounds with these reptiles: and they so infested the palace that they were found coiled up on divans, and it was necessary to inspect e\