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Allom, Thomas. Constantinople and the scenery of the seven churches of Asia Minor - Page 61. 1838. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 30, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/1996/show/1928.

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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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Original Item Extent 92 plates
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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 wmf rHl ' BU1CHES OF ASIA MINOR. 61 farther f the Koran. The distinguished Turk who effected thi- conquest ol jave his name to this suburb of Constantinople ; and the district of Piri Pasha recalls to tin Moslem the expulsion of the last remnant of Christianity from the 1 On the <ompie • man erected his splendid mosque on the summit of the highest ef th.' seven hills of the capital, and his faithful pasha determined to follow t, but in a less ostentatious form. He knew how dangerous it was to be his rival, so he became his humble imitator. In the low district assigned to him, a mosque rears its unpretending head, simple in its aspect, but still distinguished by its beauty bitectural ornamenta It strikingly deviates from the usual style of Oriental building, as it is el n light arcades, supported on pillars, having three equal colonnade-. on. is the Ain All Kasa Serai, or •' The Palace of Mirrors." When bmed III., in 1715, reeow Morea from the Venetians, they wished to conciliate him by some valuable present. ] re then famous for the manufacture of mirrors, and they sent him r • - that ever had been made. Achmed accepted them, and built a | for their reception. The great tire kindled by the discontented adherents of the Janissaries in 1831, commenced at Sakis Aghatl in this d The whole of it was consumed, including the palaces <>f all the 1 as well as that of the Capitan Pasha. The remains of thi- last still stand on an eminence near the Arsenal, consisting of a line of luct, Hanked by clusters of little towers: it was in this place the murder of the Hah ihi was perpetrated, and, as long as it stands, it will p alive the na ;he unfortunate Lorenzo. Our illustration pn it appears from this district. The Mosque of Sulimanie towering in the centre, and the aqueduct of Valens uniting the hill on which it stands with the op| it conspicuous and novel object is the Buyuk T< hich Mahmoud II. caused to be thrown across the harbour.* This structure, so nc >r the communications of a great city, had been Call ace Constantine had made this the capital of the Roman empire. The peninsula of Pera, containing 200,000 inhabitants, was an important part of the city; yet the only passage to it by land, was S rer the Barbyses, bya circuit of nine or ten miles. Anion- the i ting a bridge across the harbour, was the immense number of caiquegees, or « boatmen,91 who obtained their living by the many ferries. On mriotffl I x eminent had attempted to avail itself of their services in manning the licet; but tb- d with obstinancy, and, notwithstanding the unmitigated despotism and unsp the Sultan, it was considered too hazardous to exasperate tin J. With the same obstinacy they opposed the building of a bridge, winch would mte a their means of living. But when the terrible • T a called Buyuk Tchecmadge, thrown across SB arm of the hou sonic pital. 2. R ■-*■ *>" * -"*