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About this Item: YKY, Istanbul, 2006. Dust jacket. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 2nd Edition. Original cloth bdg. Dust wrapper. Oblong folio. (33 x 47 cm). In English and Turkish. Full page color and b/w ills. 239, [1] p. "Carl Gustaf Löwenhielm (1790-1838) served as Sweden's ambassador to the Sublime Port between 1824 and 1827. Traveling throughout the Ottoman Empire, he produced about 250 paintings, covering a wide range of themes. This book presents about half of Löwenhielm's pictures, some selected from five sketch books, which are kept in the Uppsala University Library. Paintings kept in the Stockholm Museum of Fine Arts as well as in private collection are also included. Each picture is accompanied with written comments highlighting their documentary as well as artistic value. Through these almost two hundred years old pictures from the Ottoman Empire, now presented for the first time, the reader can catch a unique glimpse of "Turkey, as it was".".Contents: C. G. Löwenhielm: Officer, diplomat and artist.; Voyages of long ago: A Swedish diplomat's Turkish portfolio of drawings.; This diplomats 'par excellence.'; Reflections of the Past Turkey in the 1820's. List of ills.: Pera - The Swedish Embassy.; View of Topkapi Palace from the top floor of the Swedish Embassy.; Janissary Halil.; Ruins of the Russian Palace as seen from a window of the Swedish Embassy in Pera.; The French Embassy - Pera, 1825.; Pera (Beyoglu); Petit champs de morts (Tepebasi); The barracks of the artillery corps as seen from San Dimitri; Galata Tower; Tophane Mosque and Fountain; Pearl Kiosk; The ruins of Etmeydani 1826; The Palace of Belisarius etc. Seller Inventory # 029436

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About this Item: Istanbul: Yapi Kredi Yayinlari, 2003., Istanbul:, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. LOWENHIELM, CARL GUSTAF Turkey, as it was. Carl Gustaf Lowenhielm. A swedish Diplomat's Turkish Portolio in the 1820's = Bir zamanlar Turkiye. Carl Gustaf Lowenhielm. Bir Isvec elcisinin 1820'lerdeki Turkiye albumu. Introductions: Sture Theolin, Merit Laine. Edited by Engin Yenal. Istanbul: Yapi Kredi Yayinlari, 2003. Oblong folio, 239 p., color ills. In Turkish and English. Original binding. Dust wrapper. New Oversize and very heavy volume. Please contact for postage cost. ISBN: 9789750806421 CATALOG: Istanbul / Constantinople KEYWORDS: Sweden Travel memories Istanbul - Constantinople Painting Anatolia History of art. Seller Inventory # 1963

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