View of the entrance of the Golden Horn showing an array of boats, far and near, moving in multiple directions, and the Istanbul skyline with its many mosques and towers, namely, from left to right: The Bayezid II Mosque, the Beyazıt Tower, the New Mosque, the Süleymaniye Mosque, the Fatih Mosque, the Yavuz Selim Mosque, and the Galata Tower. The Golden Horn is mentioned as follows by the author:
Below the promontory of Pera, the noble harbour of “The Golden Horn” opens to the view, its entrance formed by the points of Galata and that of the Seraglio. Here it is that ships of all nations are seen floating side by side, and indicating, by the peculiarity of their structure, the people to which they belong. But the most remarkable and characteristic are those which are sent from the different parts of the vast Turkish empire, in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
This illustration was included in the first of 24 installments issued monthly and was used as a frontispiece for the first of the two volumes published after this series.