1897 RARE Constantinople JERUSALEM Israel TURKEY Egypt ISLAM
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Constantinople, Jerusalem, Egypt
John L. Stoddard
6 1/2 x 9 inches
Very good condition. Inside pages are very nice and clean. Small owner's inscription on the first blank page.
Rare Antique Photo Book !
Presented for you at this auction, is a wonderful RARE book, richly illustrated with 354 high quality vintage photos taken in the late 1800's ! The photos were printed into this book via the highest quality printing method at that time.
In 1874, John L. Stoddard started his world travels and began writing "John Stoddard's Lectures". While becoming a world famous lecturer for more than 20 years, his voyages took him to every remote corner of the globe. He was a member of the Author's Club Of London and the Literary Society Of Rome - two of the most prestigious organizations of their time.
Imagine these images being taken with a camera back in those early days of photography when they even did some hand tinting! You will take a journey with the author John Stoddard and view many historical, cultural, and incredible photographs of over 100 years ago! The "Old Country" as it was many years ago. Writing about his travels, John Stoddard gave his readers detailed stories and interesting information about his travels so that every American could have a glimpse, first hand, of the "Old World" beyond our shores.
Illustrations found in this book...
CONSTANTINOPLE... On the Seraglio Point, Greek Sarcophagus, Between Stamboul and Galata, The Bosporus (European Side), The Treasury, The Imperial Gallows, In Stamboul, A Peasant, A Victim of Jealousy, The Marble Gate, The Sultan’s Street-cleaners, The Hippodrome, The Obelisk, The Old Walls, Ruined Battlements, The Blackened Column, A Watch-tower, Part of an Old Aqueduct, Turkish Houses Near the Mosque of Suleiman, Making a Bargain, Street Dogs, The Underground Palace, Fountain of Sultan Achmet, Popcorn Sellers, A Jewel Casket, A Wayside Lavatory, Fountain of the Sweet Waters, The Turkish Bath, Mosque of Suleiman and the Golden Horn, Shaving the Head, Like Restless Ghosts, The Cooling Room, Mosque of Santa Sophia, At Prayer, Interior of Santa Sophia, Columns in Santa Sophia, Pilgrims from Mecca, An Entrance to Santa Sophia, Historic Monoliths, Santa Sophia, A Sultan’s Tomb in Santa Sophia, Characteristic Minarets, Calling to Prayer, A Moslem Teacher, The Golden Horn, A Cafe on the Golden Horn, Gate of Seras Kierat, Weighing Dates, Story-telling in a Cafe, A Turkish Cemetery, In Scutari, The Bosporus (Asiatic Side), A Woman of Scutari, A Sacred Street, Eyoub, A Street Vender, A Private Courtyard, A Modernized Street, In the Selamlik, The Pasha’s Son, The Pasha, A Turkish Lady, Therapia, a Summer Resort on the Bosporus, The Tutor, The Smoking-room, Tinting the Eyebrows, An Earthly Houri, Enjoying a Siesta, A Moslem Woman, In Street Dress, After the Bath, Bohemian Women, A Primitive Landing-place, Whirling Dervishes, The Persian Embassy, Pera, A Visitor from the Provinces, A Pleasure Party, Picturesque Villages, A Highway Between Two Continents, The Maiden’s Tower, Summer Residences, Dolma Baghtcheh, Gate to the Sultan’s Palace, A Hall in the Dolma Baghtcheh, Abd-ul Hamid II., One of the Sultan’s Retreats, Sweet Waters of Asia, The Castle of Asia, A Fishing Station on the Bosporus, The Sultan Going to Pray, The Two Continents, Leaving a Landing, The Devil’s Stream, A Gipsy Camp, Monument to the Heroes of the Crimea, The Turkish Admiralty, The Queen of the East, The Sea of Marmora, Through the Dardanelles, The Sultan’s Capital, The Seraglio Point, Galata and the Bosporus, Stamboul, Galata, and Pera, Constantinople and the Bosporus, Turkish Officers, A Galata Cafe, A Tram-car, A Square in Galata, The Galata Bridge, Gate of Dolma Baghtcheh, A Howling Dervish, A Beggar, Vender of Melons, An Apple Merchant, A Water Seller, An Ancient Gate.
JERUSALEM... Ruins of Capernaum, Jaffa, Landing at Jaffa, Market-place, Jaffa, Sad and Jovial, Cedar of Lebanon, Woman in Jaffa, A Three-horse Coach, House of Simon the Tanner, Ramleh, A Characteristic Ruin, The Old Walls, The Jaffa Gate, The Jaffa Gate (from Within), Around the Walls, Tower of David, Ancient Jerusalem, Damascus Gate, The Golden Gate and Moslem Graves, Olive Grove, Mohammed’s Seat, Where Stephen was Stoned, Lepers, An Interesting Relic, The Leper Hospital, A Street in Jerusalem, Street Beggars, As in a Fortress, Via Dolorosa, Ecce Homo Arch, Church of Mater Dolorosa, House of Caiaphas, House of Veronica, The House of Dives, Mosque of Omar, A Station in the Via Dolorosa, One of the Gates, Mosque of Omar (Interior), Tower Antonia, The Dome of the Rock, Interior of Mosque, A Moslem Sheik, The Marble Pulpit, The Rock, Place of Appearance to the Shepherds, Under the Rock, Entrance to Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Roof of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, A Guard, The Stone of Unction, Chapel of Scourging, A Greek Priest, A Syrian Bishop, The Holy Sepulchre, Interior of the Holy Sepulchre, Greek Priests, Service at the Holy Sepulchre, Street near the Holy Sepulchre, Rioting at the Sepulchre, Tomb of David, A Jewish Woman, Pool of Bethesda, Golgotha, The Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, The Garden, Pool of Siloam, Mount of Olives from Jerusalem, Place of the Treason of Judas, Church of the Ascension, The Footprint, Bethany, House of Lazarus, Tomb of the Virgin, Tomb of Absalom, At the Base of Olivet, Tombs of the Kings, Entrance to Quarry, Tenantless Sepulchres, The Grotto of Jeremiah, Pool of Hezekiah, One of the Pools of Solomon, Pool of Gihon, A Bedouin, The Dead Sea, Jericho, A Midday Meal in Palestine, The Jordan, Guides, The Wilderness of, The Cell of Saint Saba, Monastery of Mar Saba, Approach to Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity, Chapel of the Nativity, Woman of Bethlehem, Grotto of the Nativity, Pilgrims at Bethlehem, Sheik Hamza, Pool of Hebron, Abraham’s Oak, The Banishment of Hagar, Cave of Machpelah, Woman and Child, Hebron, Jews’ Wailing Place, Jewish Lady and Maid, Jewish Place of Lamentation, Zion Gate, Jerusalem, A Merchant, Russian Church, Olivet, Gambetta, Disraeli, Castelar, Sir Moses Montefiore, Baron Hirsch, Christ.
EGYPT... An Egyptian Landscape, Harbor of Alexandria, Caesar and Cleopatra, Cleopatra’s Needle, Approach to Pompey’s Pillar, Pompey’s Pillar, Suez Canal, Hotel Abbat, Alexandria, An Egyptian Porter, A Palace of the Khedive, Square of Mehemet Ali, Cairo, An Egyptian Peasant, Vegetation in The Delta, The Mena Hotel, A Market near Cairo, An Old Street, A Latticed Window, Minarets in Cairo, A Cairene Sight, A Promenade, Sleeping Donkey Boy, An Egyptian Donkey, Basket Makers, Cairo, The Citadel, The Castle of the Nile, An Egyptian Soldier, View from The Citadel, The Desert, Antinous, Interior of a Mosque, The House of the Afrit, Soldier and Dromedary, A Street Scene in Cairo, Tombs of the Caliphs, Neglected Beauty, Graceful Sepulchres, Hideous Graves, Obelisk of Heliopolis, Avenue near Cairo, View of Cairo, The Virgin’s Tree, Plowing near Heliopolis, Egyptian Runners, An Egyptian Woman, Shoobra Palace, Museum at Cairo, Mummy of Rameses II., Tomb of Mariette, Royal Sarcophagi, The Village Chief, Palms near Memphis, Old Cairo and the Citadel, The Site of Memphis, Arab at Prayer, Statue of Rameses II., The Majestic Nile, A Nile Farm, The Inundation, A Native Raft, Father Nile, Nile Bridge at Cairo, Traveling on the Nile, A Dahabiyeh, A Floating Home, Promenade of the Harem, Cleopatra, Antony and Cleopatra, On the Nile, The Sculptured Lotus, Luxor, Temple of Rameses, Raising Water from the Nile, The Overthrown Statue, The Vocal Memnon, The Colossi of Thebes, A Dervish Drum, An Egyptian Head-dress, Approach to Karnak, Approach to Karnak, Gateway of Karnak, Wild Confusion, In Karnak, An Aisle in Karnak, A Bit of Karnak, Eternal Mountains, A Corridor, The Leaning Column, The Rosetta Stone, Obelisks at Karnak, Philae, Pharaoh’s Bed, Pharaoh’s Bed, Philae by Moonlight, Philae, Pearl of the Nile, Abou-Simbel, A Nsibian Woman, A Contrast, Part of One Statue, The Statues of Rameses II., Bedouins at the Pyramids, Approach to the Pyramids, Section of a Pyramid, A Corner of Cheops, An Egyptian Sheik, Village near the Pyramids, Pyramid of Cephren, Base of Cheops, Pyramid of Sakkarah, Egyptian Funeral Ceremonies, Pyramid of Cheops, The Sahara, Ships of the Desert, Temple of the Sphinx, The Sphinx, Date Palm, Sphinx and Pyramid.
A sampling of the author's writings... When I first looked upon the distant plain of Jericho from the mountains east of Jerusalem, it appeared remarkably beautiful, and I could understand why it had once been called the "Garden of the World" and Jericho itself the "City of Plains." In fact, palms are known to have been in existence here as late as the time of the Crusaders, who also found under them some lovely flowers, which they called "Jericho Roses." But, with the exception of the site of Ephesus, in Asia Minor, it would be difficult to find a more impressive contrast between past magnificence and present squalor than at Jericho. Its history has been eventful. It was the first city conquered by the Jews when they entered Palestine, fifteen hundred years before the birth of Christ; and from that time, for nearly twenty centuries, it was noted for its wealth and luxury. Under the Roman conquerors of Syria it was rebuilt, and Antony, who for the sake of Cleopatra had "madly flung- a world away," gave Jericho to that enchantress of the Nile, as her special property, as one might offer to one's love a costly gem. Its palm-girt and well- irrigated plain was made world-famous by its palaces, gardens and amphitheatres, and here the Roman governor, Herod, died. When Christ passed through it on His last journey to Jerusalem, it was at the height of its splendor and pros- perity, but to-day, of all its opulence not a trace remains. Some wretched huts clinging, like barnacles, to the Moslem tower called the House of Zacchaeus are all that now remain to hint to us that this was once inhabited by man, and the occupants of these hovels are the most repulsive and degraded inhabitants of Syria...
When I came to life again, the first thing I saw was one of those bilious looking Turks (his head all ready for the Angel of Death to operate on), bringing me on a salver a cup of coffee. I drank, and when I attepted to move, my limbs felt as light as egg-shells. Enjoying a most dreamylanguor, I dressed, and asked for my bill. I would have gladly paid a large sum for the exquisite buoyancy I then experienced. I actually blushed, therefore, when I learned that I had obtained all this pain and subsequent pleasure for the modest sum of about ten cents.
The most imposing and important structure in Constantinople is the Mosque of Santa Sophia. It is the crown of old Stamboul, as St. Peter's is the coronet of Papal Rome; and, strange to say, the same religion built them both. For I though the Turks have made of it a mosque, and though they have surrounded it with minarets and propped up its gigantic dome with heavy buttresses, this was originally a Christian church, dedicated, long before the birth of Mohammed, to Christ, under the name of Santa Sophia, or the Divine Wisdom. When it was finished, now more than thirteen hundred years ago, the Christian Emperor Justinian was so elated at its splendor, that he exclaimed: " 0 Solomon, I have surpassed thee;" and he caused a statue of King Solomon to be erected opposite the church, with a grieved expression on his face, as though lamenting the superiority of Justinian's temple over his own at Jerusalem.