Item #50577 The Chief of the Ulemas, or Professors of the Law. COSTUME - TURKEY / OTTOMAN EMPIRE.

The Chief of the Ulemas, or Professors of the Law.

Dalvimart, Octavian (drawn by). Poole, William (engraved by).
London. W. Miller. Engravings dated 1802, but circa 1822.
Stipple engraving, handcolored, sheet size 14 x 10 inches. Very slight indentation at upper edge of sheet from vintage paperclip and two small (1/2 inch) squares of adhesive residue at upper corners on verso - neither affecting the image area in any way. Good and bright condition, with a faint 3/4 inch spot to mid upper edge and a few light marks in upper margin. An attractive print together with a separate sheet of descriptive text in both English and French. An exquisitely engraved and handcolored image, plate number 6 from Octavian Dalvimart's "The Costume of Turkey" which was first published in 1802. This engraving has an 1802 date in the publishing line beneath the image, but the plate is from a later edition, the selection of prints presently available having watermarks from 1818 to 1822. The descriptive text gives brief but pertinent information: "All, who make the law a profession in Turkey, are distinguished...by the largeness of their turbans..." etc. etc. A richly colored and detailed image from an important early study of Turkish costume and culture. Item #50577

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