Wall Ornament in the Alhambra

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Wall ornament in the Alhambra
Ornament in the wall, at the entrance of the tower of Comares.

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The Getty Research Institute, the Internet Archive

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Wall decoration with floriated design and arabesque.

The title page of this book mentions 1813 as the date of publication and it is the one we chose to follow, as being officially provided by the publisher. It should be noted, however, that every plate in the book comes with the following inscription: London. Published by Cadell & Davies. June 1st. 1815.
In addition, the page facing the first illustration mentions the “just published” History of the Mahometan Empire in Spain by Thomas Hartwell Horne, a book which was first published in 1816. Therefore, it doesn’t seem unreasonable to believe that the actual date of publication of the edition presented here might have been 1816 and not 1813.

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