Item #50602 The Capitan Pasha. COSTUME - TURKEY / OTTOMAN EMPIRE.

The Capitan Pasha.

Dalvimart, Octavian (drawn by). Dadley (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. A few faint foxed spots. Very good condition, clean and bright. An attractive print together with a separate sheet of descriptive text in both English and French. An exquisitely engraved and handcolored image, plate number 52 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: "This officer is the high admiral, and has the supreme command of the Turkish navy...The Capitan Pasha goes every spring into the Archipelago to receive the capitation-tax from the different islands, and to free the sea from pirates..." etc. etc. A richly colored and detailed image from an important early study of Turkish costume and culture. Item #50602

Price: $99.00