- Allom, Thomas
- Landscapes & places
- Havell, Frederick James
- Landscape (wider)
- The New York Public Library
- Constantinople: and the scenery of the seven churches of Asia Minor (parts)
- Walsh, Robert
- London, New York, Paris: Fisher, Son, & Co., [1838-1840]
Night view of a fishing station in the moonlit Sea of Marmara, near the Blue Mosque. In addition, a caïque can be seen conveying the body of an inmate from the nearby Topkapı Palace, who was sentenced to death and whose body is about to be disposed of into the sea. The author describes fishing stations as follows:
Posts are driven into the water at a short distance from the shore, with which they sometimes communicate by a platform; these are strengthened by cross-posts, forming a ladder by which the platform is ascended. On the summit is raised a shed, ten or twelve feet above the surface, over which is drawn a rude covering of mats. Below, is an enclosed area, marked by piles, into which the passing fish enter, and cannot again make their way out. A man continually on the watch in the shed gives notice of this to the fishermen on the shore, when the nets are drawn, and the whole shoal generally captured.
This illustration was included in part 5 of a total of 24 installments issued monthly and later published in two volumes.
Keywords: 1830s, 1840s, 19th century, black & white, boat, death, fishing, Istanbul, moon, night, periodical, reference book, seafront, Turkey, Victorian