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Fisher's Illustrations Of Constantinople And Its Environs

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (probably, drawn)
    Britain (probably, engraved)

  • Date:

    1838 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomas Allom, born 1804 - died 1872 (artist)
    Fisher, Samuel (engraver)
    Fisher, Son & Co. (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Etching of Kiz Kulesi, a tower on an islet on the Bosphorus, from a volume half-bound in blue calf. Each plate lettered with title, artists' names, and printer's name.

Place of Origin

Turkey (probably, drawn)
Britain (probably, engraved)


1838 (made)


Thomas Allom, born 1804 - died 1872 (artist)
Fisher, Samuel (engraver)
Fisher, Son & Co. (publishers)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Fisher, Son & Co. London, & Quai de l'Ecole, Paris


Height: 27.8 cm Size of covers, Width: 20.9 cm

Descriptive line

Etching of a drawing by Thomas Allom entitled 'Kiz Koulasi, Leander's, or the Maiden's Tower on the Bosphorus', engraved by S. Fisher for 'Fisher's Illustrations Of Constantinople And Its Environs', first and second series consisting of 98 plates over 2 volumes, published by Fisher, Son & Co., London & Paris. British School, 1838.




Etching; Printing

Subjects depicted

Lighthouses; Towers


Prints; Tourism & Travel


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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