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Here's the lavish marble interior of the Mosque Of St. Sophia in Constantinople Turkey as viewed in 1890.

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 St. Sophia Constantinople, Turkey' as it appeared in the year 1890.

Hagia Sophia (from the Greek: Ἁγία Σοφία, "Holy Wisdom"; Latin: Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia; Turkish: Ayasofya) is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.
From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as the Greek Patriarchal cathedral of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Patriarch of Constantinople of the Western Crusader established Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 1453 until 1931, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum in1935.
The Church was dedicated to the Logos, the second person of the Holy Trinity; its dedication feast taking place on December 25th, the anniversary of the Birth of the incarnation of the Logos in Christ.
Although it is sometimes referred to as Sancta Sophia (as though it were named after Saint Sophia), sophia is actually the phonetic spelling in Latin of the Greek word for wisdom. It literally translates as; "Church of the Holy Wisdom of God."
Famous in particular for its massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture." It was the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years, until Seville Cathedral was completed in 1520.
The current building was originally constructed as a church between 532 and 537 on the orders of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian and was the third Church of the Holy Wisdom to occupy the site, the previous two having both been destroyed by rioters.
It was designed by the Greek scientists Isidore of Miletus, a physicist, and Anthemius of Tralles, a mathematician.
The church contained a large collection of holy relics and featured, among other things, a 49-foot (15 m) silver iconostasis. It was the seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople and the religious focal point of the Eastern Orthodox Church for nearly one thousand years.

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. 'The Mosque Of St. Sophia' is 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 interior of the Mosque Of St. Sophia in Constantinople Turkey as viewed in 1890.

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 St. Sophia Constantinople, Turkey' as it appeared in the year 1890.

Hagia Sophia (from the Greek: Ἁγία Σοφία, "Holy Wisdom"; Latin: Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia; Turkish: Ayasofya) is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.
From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as the Greek Patriarchal cathedral of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Patriarch of Constantinople of the Western Crusader established Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 1453 until 1931, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum in1935.
The Church was dedicated to the Logos, the second person of the Holy Trinity; its dedication feast taking place on December 25th, the anniversary of the Birth of the incarnation of the Logos in Christ.
Although it is sometimes referred to as Sancta Sophia (as though it were named after Saint Sophia), sophia is actually the phonetic spelling in Latin of the Greek word for wisdom. It literally translates as; "Church of the Holy Wisdom of God."
Famous in particular for its massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture." It was the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years, until Seville Cathedral was completed in 1520.
The current building was originally constructed as a church between 532 and 537 on the orders of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian and was the third Church of the Holy Wisdom to occupy the site, the previous two having both been destroyed by rioters.
It was designed by the Greek scientists Isidore of Miletus, a physicist, and Anthemius of Tralles, a mathematician.
The church contained a large collection of holy relics and featured, among other things, a 49-foot (15 m) silver iconostasis. It was the seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople and the religious focal point of the Eastern Orthodox Church for nearly one thousand years.

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. 'The Mosque Of St. Sophia' is 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
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Please View Our Shop Policies Here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/SurrenderDorothy/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav

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Mosque Of St. Hagia Sophia Constantinople Turkey 1890 Rotogravure Photo Victorian Era Architecture Illustration To Frame Black & White

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