Written by John Carne with illustrations by Bartlett. Published
by Fisher Sons & Co. London. Paris and America. c.1836 This was
published in 3 volumes, each with its own Vignette Title page, 2
maps & 117 plates. The illustrations are by the renowned
William Henry BARTLETT, Thomas ALLOM, William PURSER and others.
Finely engraved onto steel plates, they depict views throughout
Syria and Asia Minor. The author, John Carne, left England in 1821,
and spent much time traveling in Israel/Palestine as well as in
Constantinople, Greece, the Levant and Egypt. It is one of the few
works of that time to include what is present-day Lebanon. The
book, with plates was published some time after Carne returned to
England, initially in thirty parts of four plates each. This formed
the 1st part of Fisher's series 'Turkish Empire Illustrated'. Many
of the plates in vol. 3 are after drawings by Thomas Allom who was
commissioned by the publishers to complete the illustrations.