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Gravures of Istanbul


The origin of the word 'Gravure' is French.Gravure is a printing technique and it is used for typography.It also refer to scrape.The art of Gravure started to be seen in 17th and 18th century around the world with developed colorful woodcut.Gravure artists who come to Ottoman territories and portray the riches of east, they present the magnificent details to us from that times.For example; Antonie-Ignace Melling bring the past into present Istanbul from Ottoman Period with his most ostentatious and detailed gravure works and texts.

Obelisk in Sultanahmet, 17th century, by Thomas Allom
Basilica Cistern, 18th century, by Thomas Allom
Sultanahmet Square, 18th century, by Thomas Allom
Ruins of Blachernae Palace, 18th century, by Thomas Allom
Hagia Sophia, 1840, by Jouannin- Gaver
Enterance of Dolmabahce Palace, 18th century, by William Henry Bartlett

Sultan Row Boat, 17th century, by De l'Espinasse

Hagia Sophia, 1852, by Gaspare Fossati.
Constantinopole before the conquest, 18th century, by Peter Coeck
Gate of Grand Vizier, 18th century, by Thomas Allom
Golden Horn, 18th century, by Thomas Allom
Eyup, 18th century, by Thomas Allom
Beauty of Constantinopole, 18th century, by Thomas Allom


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