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Çemberlitaş Column in İstanbul Engraving

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It is a steel engraving drawn by William Henry Bartlett had appeared on Miss Julia Pardoe’s famous travel book, "The Beauties of the Bosphorus" published in London in 1838. This travel book describing the Ottoman daily life and the beauties of Istanbul became one of the most popular books in Europe in 19th century. The unique extant column had been constructed by the Roman Emperor I. Constantinus when he had moved the center of empire from Rome to Istanbul in 324 AC, during the construction works which would later change the city’s name as Konstantinopolis later.

Material: Original steel printed engraving with green passe partout

Dimensions: Outside: Height 36, width 30 cm, Inside: Height 20.5, width 14 cm
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Galeri Alfa

Gallery Alfa Antique Store, established in 1989 in the quarter of Cukurcuma, Beyoglu in Istanbul by Marianna Yerasimos and Ali Özdamar, is the first antique store specializing in engravings and antique maps in Turkey.

Beyond selling these most extensive and stunning collections of rare antiques, important fine art and breathtaking Ottoman engravings and antique maps, the Gallery is an expert on these works of art, a collector, a counseller of art, a restorer for fine arts, an artisan recolouring these precious engravings and manuscripts. 

The Gallery has initiated the production of lead alloys-( made of lead & tin ) toy soldiers sets - of Ottoman Royal Army, The Jannisarries in 1993 for the first hand in Turkey along with their extensive inventory of works of art. While producing these lead alloys that could be called toys for adults, we studied on soldier figures and catalogues of old army costumes to find out the best figure and costume for each toy soldiers sets that either for the beginning enthusiasts or for the most sophisticated collector.

In addition to the expertise and credibility on works of art, the Gallery have held many elegant exhibitions organized between 1990 and 2006 in major cities of Turkey.

Gallery Alfa had been directed between 1990 and 2006 by Dr. Ayse Yetiskin Kubilay, (art historian) who took over the Gallery since June 2006.

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