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Here's the lavish marble exterior of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Constantinople Turkey as viewed in 1890.

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkish: Sultanahmet Camii) is an historical mosque in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and the capital of the Ottoman Empire (from 1453 to 1923). The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior.
It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. While still used as a mosque, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque has also become a popular tourist attraction.

The design of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque is the culmination of two centuries of both Ottoman mosque and Byzantine church development. It incorporates some Byzantine elements of the neighboring Hagia Sophia with traditional Islamic architecture and is considered to be the last great mosque of the classical period. The architect has ably synthesized the ideas of his master Sinan, aiming for overwhelming size, majesty and splendor. It has 6 minarets along with 8 domes and 1 main one.

From my personal collection of amazing original antique illustrations of fabulous far away places, I'm very pleased to present to you; 'The Mosque Of The Sultan Ahmed' in Constantinople, Turkey' as it appeared in the year 1890.

Turkey was a very different world 127 years ago. There were no automobiles, electricity was still in it's infancy and photography was a relatively new and very exciting invention.

For the very wealthy, there were lavish picture books for people to gaze upon... exotic and wonderful far off places around the globe; like the portfolio this delightful 8.5" x 11" rotogravure photo plate came from.

This gorgeous historical photogravure is done on ever so perfect heavy weight paper has just a tiny sheen. It's smooth and clean, without wrinkles or flaws; simply perfect for framing. It's a gem.

Matted, framed and displayed as a gallery grouping, these fine old architecture prints are simply spectacular. (Please note that the framed examples in the last two photos are to show how this might look when it's matted and framed. Your print will come to you unmatted and unframed.)

Surrender Dorothy offers an over-the-top array of unusual, affordable and ever so very frame-worthy vintage and antique prints, maps, posters, sketches, engravings, advertisements, charts and illustrations of all descriptions to adorn every room in your happy home. Terrific vintage finds to fancy-up your workplace too.

Our entire inventory moves very quickly and fresh selections are added each day, Please be sure to bookmark our shop and check back to visit us often so you don't miss any of our latest discoveries.

I'll send this lovely old jewel to you First Class Mail by way of those nice folks at the USPS packed flat and protected in a rigid mailer.
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Here's the lavish marble exterior of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Constantinople Turkey as viewed in 1890.

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkish: Sultanahmet Camii) is an historical mosque in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and the capital of the Ottoman Empire (from 1453 to 1923). The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior.
It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. While still used as a mosque, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque has also become a popular tourist attraction.

The design of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque is the culmination of two centuries of both Ottoman mosque and Byzantine church development. It incorporates some Byzantine elements of the neighboring Hagia Sophia with traditional Islamic architecture and is considered to be the last great mosque of the classical period. The architect has ably synthesized the ideas of his master Sinan, aiming for overwhelming size, majesty and splendor. It has 6 minarets along with 8 domes and 1 main one.

From my personal collection of amazing original antique illustrations of fabulous far away places, I'm very pleased to present to you; 'The Mosque Of The Sultan Ahmed' in Constantinople, Turkey' as it appeared in the year 1890.

Turkey was a very different world 127 years ago. There were no automobiles, electricity was still in it's infancy and photography was a relatively new and very exciting invention.

For the very wealthy, there were lavish picture books for people to gaze upon... exotic and wonderful far off places around the globe; like the portfolio this delightful 8.5" x 11" rotogravure photo plate came from.

This gorgeous historical photogravure is done on ever so perfect heavy weight paper has just a tiny sheen. It's smooth and clean, without wrinkles or flaws; simply perfect for framing. It's a gem.

Matted, framed and displayed as a gallery grouping, these fine old architecture prints are simply spectacular. (Please note that the framed examples in the last two photos are to show how this might look when it's matted and framed. Your print will come to you unmatted and unframed.)

Surrender Dorothy offers an over-the-top array of unusual, affordable and ever so very frame-worthy vintage and antique prints, maps, posters, sketches, engravings, advertisements, charts and illustrations of all descriptions to adorn every room in your happy home. Terrific vintage finds to fancy-up your workplace too.

Our entire inventory moves very quickly and fresh selections are added each day, Please be sure to bookmark our shop and check back to visit us often so you don't miss any of our latest discoveries.

I'll send this lovely old jewel to you First Class Mail by way of those nice folks at the USPS packed flat and protected in a rigid mailer.
=================================================
View our Vintage Architecture Department here::
http://www.etsy.com/shop/surrenderdorothy/search?search_query=architecture
=================================================
Our entire collection of all things Turkish may be viewed here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/surrenderdorothy/search?search_query=turkey
=================================================
All things Victorian may be viewed here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/surrenderdorothy/search?search_query=victorian
*****************************************************
Please View Our Shop Policies Here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/SurrenderDorothy/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque Constantinople Turkey 1890 Rotogravure Photo Victorian Era Architecture Illustration To Frame Black & White

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Height: 8.5 Inches
  • Width: 11 Inches
  • Materials: paper, ephemera, ink
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