A stationary sheet with extraordinary, elaborate watermarks featuring a portrait of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed V Reshad and the imperial coat of arms, a curious work of court patronage. Stationary sheet bearing elaborate watermarks, original vertical centrefold (Good, a couple light irregular folds and a crease emanating from centrefold into watermarks, stain in lower-left side), 20.5 x 25.5 cm…
An extremely rare, large-format separately-issued map of Bulgaria that specifically details the nation’s international boundaries and border patrol infrastructure, printed in 1904 in Sofia for official use, during a tense period leading to major warfare in the region.
An amazing survivor – an early Istanbul opera broadside advertising the 1855 single-show performance of Gaetano Donizetti’s ‘Don Pasquale’ at the famous Naum Theatre in Pera (Beyoğlu), Constantinople, headlined by the legendary basso buffo singer Vincenzo Galli, published locally in Italian, Ottoman Turkish, Greek, Armenian and Armenian printed in the Ottoman Alphabet!
Srinagar, Kashmir, India / Indian Urbanism / Calcutta Imprint An extremely rare map of Srinagar and environs, the capital of Kashmir and famed as one of the most beautiful places in the world, the map full of intriguing cultural details, published in Calcutta by the Survey of India. Colour heliozincograph (Very Good, clean and bright with attractive colours,…
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