- Allom, Thomas
- Buildings & monuments
- Tingle, 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]
View of the Selimiye Mosque (not to be confused with the Yavuz Selim Mosque), in the district of Üsküdar, on the Asian side of Istanbul. The minarets were rebuilt in 1822. It is mentioned as follows by the author:
… and here he [Selim III] endowed a mosque, to which he usually repaired to perform his Friday’s devotion. This edifice, given in our illustration, stands on the slope of the hill, surrounded by an extensive area, and exhibits considerable lightness and elegance. Among the group of Turks is seen some in the costume of European soldiers; which he lost his crown and life in endeavouring to establish, though his more energetic successor completely succeeded. The violence and impetuosity of one of those sudden currents of air which burst out in the Sea of Marmara, was strongly marked by its effects on this mosque. The principal minaret was snapped off like the stem of a pipe, and the upper part was carried unbroken to a distance.
This illustration was included in part 10 of a total of 24 installments issued monthly and later published in two volumes.
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