15. [Launay (Marie de) L'Architecture Ottomane], 2 vol. (1 text vol. & 1 plate vol.), text in French, German, and Turkish, lacking title and one other leaf, 182 lithographed plates only (of 190), 14 coloured, occasional minor marking, contemporary half calf, worn, upper cover of plate vol. becoming detached, spine defective, [Blackmer 956], folio, [Constantinople, 1873].
est. £600 – £800
A rare work illustrating examples of stone work, wood work and iron work from Ottoman architecture. The plates were photolithographically produced by Pascal Sebah after drawings by de Launay, Montani, Boghoz, Chachian and Maillard, and the whole work was produced under the patronage of Edhem Pasha for the Vienna Exhibition of 1873.