Birds-eye View of Ktahya Turkey 1851 antique wood engraved printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
View of Kutaya
Issued 1851, Illustrated London News
Fine original antique wood engraved print. Printed on quality paper which retains its inherent structural flexibility and soundness.
In near VG or better condition, some light minor age wear, faint scattered wrinking and some small scattered foxing, but overall the image remains clean and very attractive [note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws]. Text on verso as issued.
The printed area remains visually pleasing, a nice impression of an interesting image.
Any minor defects along the sheet edges and in the margins may be seen in the photos.
Illustrated London News was a popular news periodical of its day and was profusely illustrated with charming and well executed wood engraved images created exclusively for it. These images now appear quaint and delightfully dated to our eye, with a somewhat folk art appeal to them. ILN's employed many talented artists and many of their images are worthy of framing for display.
Sheet measures c. 10 3/4" W x 5 5/8" H.
Engraved area measures c. 9 1/4" W x 5 1/8" H.