Travel (318 Subjects)
Frontispiece. A scene from the voyage of Jacob Spon and George Wheler.
The Library of the Grand Duke of Tuscany in Florence.
Jacob Spon and George Wheler at Izmir. Panoramic view of the city.
The ruins of ancient Ephesus. Jacob Spon and George Wheler reading an ancient inscription.
Jacob Spon and George Wheler visit the ruins of ancient Athens.
Open-air praying site; such sites existed on all big commercial routes in the Ottoman Empire.
A caravan departs from Istanbul to the Holy Mosque of Mecca during the Ramadan, with sacred camels and gifts from the Sultan.
Camel carrying gifts from the Sultan to the Holy Mosque of Mecca during the Ramadan. Auxiliary camel forming part of the Caravan to Mecca.
Mules of the Imperial Caravan carrying gifts to Mecca from the Sultan, during the Ramadan.
Inn at Corinth.
Sicilian travellers; possibly a snapshot from the author's journey.
View of the ancient theatre of Segesta in Sicily.
Temple A in Selinunte, Sicily.
Temple G, dedicated to Zeus, in Selinunte, Sicily.
Stone bridge over Spercheios river.
Inscription etched on the rock at the Vale of Tempi, first century BCE: “L. CASSIUS LONGINUS PROCONS TEMPE MUNIVIT” that is, proconsul L. Cassius Longinus built a road or fortifications at Tempi. The rock bearing the inscription was destroyed during the construction of the national highway in 1959.
Paul Lucas and his travelling companions fend off a band of Turkoman bandits near Karapınar, Asia Minor.
Composition of landscapes and monuments from Laborde's journey in Asia Minor.
The travellers' caravan halts at a rock-cut tomb in Gelenbe, Asia Minor.
A young Yörük girl offers water to a Turkish traveller outside Sardes.
Portrait of count Alexandre de Laborde in his travelling costume, Istanbul.
Portrait of the author, Léon de Laborde, in his travelling costume, Caramania.
Landscape at lake Sapanca (gr. Boane), on the outskirts of Izmit. In the background, on the left, an oxcart carrying wood to Istanbul, to repair damages caused by the fires.
Landscape at lake Sapanca (gr. Boane) on the outskirts of Izmit, from the road connecting Izmit to Justinian's Bridge on Sakarya river.
Landscape at lake Sapanca (Boane) outside Izmit.
View of the rock-cut monuments in Doganli valley (today Yazılıkaya) near Eski Sehir. This ancient site is also called Midas City due to its plethora of Phrygian monuments, and forms part of the larger territory of the Phrygian valley.
Forest in the region called Kosref Pasha Khan, near Afyon Karahisar.
Travertine terraces in Pamukkale.
View of the necropolis of Hierapolis. A traveller is reading an inscription on a funerary monument.
The remains of a church on Alaca plateau, Erdemli, seen from the local inn.