Devereux, Walter Bourchier The Dardanelles. "Road to the Dardanelles." London. Dickenson & Co., Printsellers and Publishers to the Queen , 114 New Bond Street. 1847
Tinted lithograph view of a path down to the Dardanelles from Captain, the Hon. Walter Bourchier Devereux's "Views on the Shores of the Mediterranean." The view shows figures upon the road, with cattle to the left, a minaret and tower to right and the straits in the background. Tinted lithograph ; some light spotting to image but mainly to blank margins. heavier to right margin edge; short tear (15mm) to lower edge repaired to verso; crease to left corner, strengthened to verso.
Rear-Admiral the Hon. Walter Bourchier Devereux, [1810 - 1868 ]
Devereux entered the Royal Navy in 1824. Whilst commanding the sloop "Snake" in the Mediterranean from 1841-1845, Devereux assisted Mr. Alison of the British Embassy at Constantinople to examine the sculptures at the Castle of Bodrum, The plates in "Views on the Shores of the Mediterranean."were probably drawn at the time along with the details of the sculptures and bas reliefs at Bodrum.
The uncommon work consists of 24 tinted lithograph plates, illustrating some unusual sites in Greece and Turkey.
Blackmer/Navari: 482; Blackmer/ Sothebey's: 549. 255 by 397mm (10 by 15¾ inches).Imagewithin border.
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