London,W. Miller, 1802, two hand coloured stipple engravings prints depicting an example of costume in the Ottoman Empire, slight overall toning.
Two attractive hand coloured engravings from Dalvimart’s ‘The Costumes of Turkey’. Dalvimart travelled in Turkey in 1798 where he made drawings from life, that were stipple engraved by John Dadley and William Poole. Text was supplied by Miller “The drawings, from which these plates have been engraved, were made on the spot… and may be depended upon for their correctness. They have been most accurately attended to in the progress of the engraving; and each impression has been carefully colored according to the original drawing, that the fidelity of them might not be impaired.” Besides Turks, the plates depict many of the inhabitants of the Ottoman empire, including Greeks, Albanians, Bedouins, Syrians, and Armenians.[Abbey, Travel 370]