|Title||Lewis's Illustrations of Constantinople made during a Residence in that City &c. in the Years 1835-6. Arranged and drawn on Stone from the original Sketches of Coke Smyth By John F. Lewis.|
|Imprint||London: Published by T.Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket, D. & P. Colnaghi, Pall Mall East and John F. Lewis, 78, Wimpole Street. C. Hullmandel's Lithography, |
|Physical Description|| f.,  leaves carrying  pl.; 550 mm. (Broadsheet.)|
|Physical Description Note||The plates carry no numbers, but in the 'List of Subjects' are assigned numbers I - XXVIII - no. 'I' being the frontispiece, 'XXVIII' being the title-plate vignette, and each of the pairs 'X, XI' and 'XX, XXI' being carried on one sheet.|
|Content Format Note||[Pl. 'I' = frontis.] - [T.pl. incl. vignette = pl. 'XXVIII'; engr. dedic.; engr. 'List of Subjects'] - [Plates 'II' - 'XXVII'].|
|Summary Note||The publication-date of 1838 is generally assigned to this work in the catalogues. The publication-date of 1837 is included with Lewis's initials within the vignette on the title-plate. This date is repeated with the signatures of plates 'I' (frontis.), 'IX', 'XVI', 'XXII', 'XXVII'. |
The plates show picturesque views of Constantinople and its inhabitants. Plates 'XXIV - XXVI' show views of Brussa. They are all lithographs tinted in one color. Abbey states that the plates were also published coloured and mounted in a portfolio.
|Responsibility Note||All plates are signed or initialled by J.F. Lewis, apart from pl. 'V', 'VI', 'VII', 'XII', 'XIV', XV', 'XVII', 'XXI', 'XXIII'.|
The work is dedicated by John Frederic Lewis to King William IV and Queen Adelaide.
|Subject||Architecture, Ottoman - Mosques - Turks - Turkey - Istanbul - Bursa - History|
Views - Travel sketches - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Lithographs - Great Britain - 19th century
|Name as Subject|| Lewis, John Frederick, R.A., 1804 - 1876|
|References||RIBA, Early printed, 2 (1995), no.1886; Travel In Aquatint And Lithography 1770-1860 From The Library Of J.R. Abbey ... Volume II (1972, repr. 1991), no.394, p.350.|
M. Lewis, John Frederick Lewis RA (1978).
E. Ihsanoglu, Istanbul: a glimpse into the past (1987); M.A. Stevens, The Orientalists: Delacroix to Matisse [Royal Academy exhibition catalogue] (1984).
|Binding Note||19th-century quarter green morocco, green cloth-covered boards, upper cover gilt-stamped 'Lewis's Constantinople'; spine lettered 'Lewis's Sketches Of Constantinople' and 'R.A.'|
|Variant Title||Illustrations of Constantinople|
|Contributors|| Lewis, John Frederick, R.A., 1804 - 1876, lithographer, publisher|
Hullmandel, Charles Joseph, 1789 - 1850, lithographic printer
Coke Smyth, John Richard, 1808 - 1882, source artist, draughtsman
McLean, Thomas, fl. 1837?after 1880?, publisher
Colnaghi, Dominic Charles, 1790 - 1879, publisher
William IV, King of Great Britain, 1765 - 1837, dedicatee
Adelaide, Queen, consort of William IV, King of Great Britain, 1713 - 1849, dedicatee
Colnaghi and Company. publisher
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