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Agop Duz Oglou, An Armenian and his Wife.

An Armenian and his Wife. Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. An Armenian and his Wife. "Un Prince Arménien et sa Femme.( Duz-Oglou)." Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph of Agop Duz Oglou and his wife from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank; blind stamp of Dupré as issued.
The image shows an Agop Duz Oglou reclining on a divan smoking a chibouque with his wife standing in front of him.

Dupré spent three months in Constantinople in 1819. In that time, he was introduced to several rich Armeniansby his host, M. Jouannin, a dragoman of the French Embassy.
Agop Duz Oglou was a banker and the premier supplier of jewelry to the court. As a result of envy of the position and wealth the family( established over a hundred and fifty years) they were persecuted for political and religious reasons; accused of propagating Catholicism, 2 brothers were beheaded and the whole family including the women and children were imprisoned. Condemned to death by the corps of the Ulemas, The Mufti resisted the influence of court favourite Halet Efendi and the sentence was eventually commuted to exile; Duz Oglou spent his years in exile researching the coasts and islands of Greece and Asia Minor the first Armenian to do so.

The Firmin of 1820 sentenced them to permenant exile but with the death of Halet Effendi in November 1822, the Grand Vizier defended the family before the Sultan and claimed a terrible crime had been done to the them. Within months the Sultan recalled them to Constantinople and restored all their property and privileges. The shocking thing is that all this trouble came to the family only 2 days after Dupré left Constantinople. Removed from a frame; evenly toned; colours bright; some spotting to margins; tear to upper margin (40mm) repaired with archival tape to verso.
Colas 916; Lipperheide 1434; Droulia 901; Navari/ Blackmer: 517; Sotheby's/Blackmer 559 375 by 277mm (14¾ by 11 inches).plate without title. Page:542x414mm    €1800
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Kalioundji. A Military Marine of the Ottoman Navy.

Kalioundji, a military marine attached to the Ottoman Navy. Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. Kalioundji, a military marine attached to the Ottoman Navy. "Kalioundji. Marine militaire attaché à l' Amirauté Ottomane" Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph of a Turkish marine from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank; blind stamp of Dupré as issued.
The image shows Kalioundji, a military marine attached to the Ottoman Admiralty; he sits casually on a bench, with a belt full of weapons. Removed from a frame; colours bright; even toning; some light spotting to margins.
Colas 916; Lipperheide 1434; Droulia 901; Navari/ Blackmer: 517; Sotheby's/Blackmer 559 480 by 296mm (19 by 11¾ inches) image without title; page:530x395mm    €1000
Stock No. 2868 - Turkey & Caucasus full description

A Mamelouk.

A Mamelouk. Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. A Mamelouk. "Un Mamlouk." Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph of a Mamelouk from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank; blind stamp of Dupré as issued.
The image shows the heavily armed soldier seated with the Bospherous in the background.

Mamelouks were a warrior caste of slaves originally from Egypt. Islamic rulers created this warrior caste by collecting non-Muslim slave boys and training them as cavalry soldiers especially loyal to their owner and each other. They converted to Islam in the course of their training. The Mamluks were first used in Muslim armies in Baghdad by the Abbasid caliphs in the 9th cent. and quickly spread throughout the Muslim world. They eventually became so powerful that they managed to challenge the existence of the rulers who were their masters In 1250 Aybak became the first Mamelouk sultan and they would rule in Egypt and Syria for the next 250 years

Towards the end of the 15th cent. the Mamluks became involved in a war with the Ottoman Turks who captured Cairo in 1517. The Mamluks favored the cavalry and personal combat with sword and shield. They were no match for the Ottomans, who skillfully used artillery and their own slave infantry, the Janissaries, to defeat the Mamluks. The Ottoman ruler, Selim I, put an end to the Mamluk sultanate and established a small Ottoman garrison in Egypt. He did not, however, destroy the Mamluks as a class; they kept their lands, and Mamluk governors remained in control of the provinces and were even allowed to keep private armies.

In the 18th cent., when Ottoman power began to decline, the Mamluks were able to win back an increasing amount of self-rule. In 1769 one of their number, Ali Bey, even proclaimed himself sultan and independent of Constantinople. Although he fell in 1772, the Ottoman Turks still felt compelled to concede an ever greater measure of autonomy to the Mamluks and appointed a series of them as governors of Egypt. The Mamluks were defeated by Napoleon I during his invasion of Egypt in 1798, but their power as a class was ended only in 1811 by Muhammad Ali.

. Removed from a frame; Colours bright; even toning; some light spotting to margins.
Colas 916; Lipperheide 1434; Droulia 901; Navari/ Blackmer: 517; Sotheby's/Blackmer 559 330 by 257mm (13 by 10 inches) image without title; page:520x393mm.    €1000
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Michael Soutzos.

Prince of Moldavia, Michael Soutzo. Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. Prince of Moldavia, Michael Soutzo. "Le Prince de Moldavie. Michael Soutzo" Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph of Michael Soutzos from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank; blind stamp of Dupré as issued.
The image shows an the Soutzos richly dressed seated on a divan his feet upon a leopard skin, with countryside seen through the window behind him.

Dupré spent three months in Constantinople in 1819, and visited Soutzos at his country estate outside the city they would renew the friendship when Soutzos was in exile, it is probable that Soutzos sat for Dupré at that time as the portrait is one of the later lithographs published.


Michael Soutzos, grandson of Michael Drakos Soutsos, who was ruler of Wallachia,and nephew of Mihai Sutu prince of Moldavia a position he would hold between 1819 & 1821. The Family were Phanariotes, , a group of wealthy Greek families who lived in Phanar the chief Greek quarter of Constantinople, where the Ecumenical Patriarchate is situated, who came to traditionally occupy four positions of major importance in the Ottoman Empire: Grand Dragoman, Grand Dragoman of the Fleet, Hospodar of Moldavia, and Hospodar of Wallachia.

Brought up in his grandfather's house hold he served as secretary of the Grand Interpreter of the Sublime Porte, Ioannis Karatzas, whose daughter, Roxanne, he married in 1812. In the same year, thanks to his knowledge of languages and the favor of his father in law, he was appointed to the position of the Grand Interpreter.
In 1819 he was placed by the Sultan as ruler of Moldavia, position he held until 1821. He also had a position in the council of Sultan Mahmud II. At the same time however he supported the rebellion of Ali Pasha in Epirus. in 1820 and in November of that year he was initiated into the Filiki Eteria by Iakovos Rizos Neroulos.

In January 1821, he collaborated with Alexander Ypsilantis, leader of the Filiki Eteria and on the 22 February Ypsilantis led the invasion of Moldavia whilst Soutzos raised the guard in command of the rebels and paid substantial amounts of money for the needs of the army. Sadly Russian support for the revolt did not come and the Boyars overthrew Soutzos, making him abdicate; for he Boyars the unpopular Greek Phanariote princes appointed over them by the Ottomans, were considered part of their oppression.
Soutzos moved to Skouleni and then to Chisinău in the Russian Empire. Both he and Ypsilantis were excommunicated by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople during this time

Thereafter, he tried to escape to Switzerland through Austrian Empire but there he was arrested and was imprisoned for almost four years. After his release, he fled first to Italy and then to Switzerland. There, he was hosted in Geneva by the Swiss Philhellene Jean-Gabriel Eynard. During his stay in Europe, he arranged for the collection and distribution of money in favor of the Greek War of Independence and he was in contact with the "Committee of Zakynthos" of Dionysios Romas. Before Ioannis Kapodistrias, was elected head of the new Greek state, Soutsos was one of the possible candidates to occupy this position.

Under Kapodistrias he was appointed as representative of Greece to France, following the recommendation of the Eynard. Later, he was appointed by Otto of Greece as Greek ambassador in France, the Russian Empire, Sweden and Denmark. In 1839 he moved permanently to Athens and he served until 1840 as Member of the Council of the State. Removed from a frame; light even toning; colours slightly faded; some spotting to margins; tear to lower left corner (85mm) not entering plate and repaired to verso with archival tape.
Colas 916; Lipperheide 1434; Droulia 901; Navari/ Blackmer: 517; Sotheby's/Blackmer 559 407 by 318mm (16 by 12½ inches) image without title; page; 520x414mm.    €3000
Stock No. 2863 - Turkey & Caucasus full description

Princess Hélène Soutzos.

Princess Hélène Soutzos. Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. Princess Hélène Soutzos. "La Princess Hélène S.." Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph of Princess Hélène Soutzos from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank; blind stamp of Dupré as issued.
The image shows the Princess in the garden of her fathers estate outside Constantinople.
Dupré spent three months in Constantinople in 1819, and visited Soutzos at his country estate outside the city, they would renew the friendship when Soutzos was in exile, it is probable that Hélène posed for Dupré at that time as the portrait is one of the later lithographs published,

The Princess Hélène Soutzos was identified by Dupré as Michael Soutzos' eldest daughter. Removed from a frame; even toning; colours faded; some light spotting to margins.
Colas 916; Lipperheide 1434; Droulia 901; Navari/ Blackmer: 517; Sotheby's/Blackmer 559 370 by 253mm (14½ by 10 inches)image without title; page:530x413mm.    €3000
Stock No. 2864 - Turkey & Caucasus full description

An Armenian

A Wealthy Armenian Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. A Wealthy Armenian "Bilesikdji, Arménien." Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph of a wealthy Armenian gentleman from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank; blind stamp of Dupré as issued.
The image shows an the richly dressed man sitting on a divan holdin a chiboque, His blue robe edged with fur and aruby ring on his finger.

Dupré spent three months in Constantinople in 1819. In that time, he was introduced to several rich Armenians—by his host, M. Jouannin, a dragoman of the French Embassy. Removed from a frame; light even toning; colours bright; some spotting to margins.
Colas 916; Lipperheide 1434; Droulia 901; Navari/ Blackmer: 517; Sotheby's/Blackmer 559 377 by 277mm (14¾ by 11 inches). image witout title; Page; 540x404mm.    €1800
Stock No. 2862 - Turkey & Caucasus full description

Tenedos.

Tenedos. Lasor, a. Varea Alphonse [also known under the pseudonym R Savonarola.] Tenedos. "Tenedo." Padua : ex typographia olim Frambotti, nunc Jo. Baptistae Conzatti. 1713
Copper engraved map of Tenedos from Lasor's "Universus terrarum orbis scriptorum calamo delineatus ... qui de Europae, Asiae, Africae, & Americae regnis, provinciis, populis, civitatibus....". Modern hand colour;Half page surrounded by text; text to verso

The map is from the plate of Rosaccio in his Viaggio da Venetia a Constantinopoli.published in 1598. [ Zacahrakis;2975/1957] Good impression ; modern hand colour; mounted.
Zacharakis:1866/1239; Cox II, 542: 'a most remarkable book'; Graesse IV, 115; Sabin 39133; Shirley BL, T.LAS-1a. 100 by 172mm (4 by 6¾ inches).    €100
Stock No. 2883 - Turkey & Caucasus full description

Constaninople/Istanbul, Turkey.

Port de Serail & Derriere de Serail Mallet, Allain Manesson. "Port de Serail" & "Derriere de Serail" Paris Thierry. Denys. 1683
2 Copper engraved views on 1 plate of the Seraglio of Constantinople: a view from the sea of Marmora with inset on a banner above; a view of the entrance to the Seraglio from Mallet's "Description de l'Univers" 1st edition. Text to verso. Dark impression.
149 by 100mm (5¾ by 4 inches).    €70
Stock No. 1264 - Turkey & Caucasus full description

Ottoman Turks.

Ottoman/Turkish costumes and culture. Mallet, Allain Manesson. Ottoman/Turkish costumes and culture. "Grand Turc. "; "Turc"; "Spahis, Janissaires"; "Mehmet IV Emper des Turcs". Paris Thierry. Denys. 1683
4 Copper engraved illustrations of Ottoman costumes and culture: the Sultan; medallion portrait of Mehmet IV; Turkish costume; Cavalry officer and Jannisaries, from Mallet's "Description de l'Univers" 1st edition. Text to verso.
4 plates. Dark impressions.
146 by 103mm (5¾ by 4 inches) sultan; 153x108mm Mehmet; 146x101mm costume; 155x114mm spahis.    €60
Stock No. 1265 - Turkey & Caucasus full description

Constntinople/ Istanbul, Turkey.

Constantinople Mallet, Allain Manesson. "Constantinople" Paris Thierry. Denys. 1683
Copper engraved view of Constantinople, from Mallet's "Description de l'Univers" 1st edition. Text to verso. Dark impression.
143 by 98mm (5¾ by 3¾ inches).    €100
Stock No. 1299 - Turkey & Caucasus full description


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