First edition of Louis Dupré's Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople at Sotheby's Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Sale, April 28
Louis Dupré, Voyage à Athènes et à Constantinople, ou collection de portraits, de vues et de costumes Grecs et Ottomans (Paris: Dondey-Dupré, 1825), first edition folio (620 x 462mm.), including 40 hand-colored lithographed plates. From sothebys.com.
Preview available on Google Books here.
Pictures below from her article in Textile History (May 2013):
'"Depicted with Extraordinary Skill": Ottoman Dress in Sixteenth-Century
German Printed Costume Books, Textile History
Title-page. From Hans Weigel, Habitus Praecipuorum Populorum . . .
(Nuremberg: 1577). Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. From maneyonline.com.
‘A group of Turks eating together.’ From Hans Weigel, Habitus Praecipuorum Populorum . . . (Nuremburg, 1577), p. Hhh iii. Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. From maneyonline.com.
Melchior Lorch, ‘Sultan Süleyman in front of Constantinople’.© Trustees of the British Museum (Department of Prints and Drawings, acc. no. 1848,1125.24). From maneyonline.com.
Jean Jacques Boissard, ‘Mufti Patriarch and Doctor of the Alcoran; Noble of the Barbarians; Turk’. From Jean Jacques Boissard, Habitus Variarum Orbis Gentium. Habigz de Nations esta[n]ges. Trachten mancherley Völcker des Erdskreysz . . . (Mechlin: Caspar Rutz, 1581), pl. 55. Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. From maneyonline.com.
Jan Swart (van Groningen), ‘Three Turkish Musicians’. ©Trustees of the British Museum (Department of Prints and Drawings, acc. no. 1898,0408.68). From maneyonline.com.
Bartlett Sher's new production of Verdi's Otello for the Metropolitan Opera, NY, opened September 21, 2015
19th-century album of Ottoman fashion given to Alexander Alexandrovich Romanov (later Alexander III of Russia) featured on The Public Domain Review
For additional images see The Public Domain Review.
Washington Irving, The Alhambra. By Washington Irving. Author's Revised Edition. With Illustrations by Felix O. C. Darley, Engraved by the Most Eminent Artists. New York, G.P. Putman, 1851. The Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. From nuevayork-exhibition.org.
Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Perie Banou from the Arabian Nights illustrations by Charles Robinson (c. 1915) at Sotheby's, London, 14 July
Charles Robinson, preliminary design for dust-jacket or binding for Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Perie Banou from the Arabian Nights, c. 1915, ink and watercolour drawing, 183 by 252mm. From sothebys.com.
Giacomo Franco, 'Schiac Appas, Re di Persia (Shah Abbas, King of Persia)' from: Effigie naturali dei maggior prencipi et più valorosi capitani di questa età con l'armi loro, raccolte et con dilegentia intagliate da Giacomo Franco (Natural Likenesses of the Major Princes and Most Valorous Captains of This Age, with Their Arms, Collected and Diligently Engraved by Giacomo Franco) (Giacomo Franco, Venice, 1596.), 12 x 8 3/16 x 1/2 in. (30.5 x 20.8 x 1.3 cm). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. From metmuseum.org.
18th-century British account of China: William Chambers, 'Designs of Chinese Buildings, Furniture, Dresses, Machines, and Utensils...,' 1757, London, at the British Library
For more on the book, Chambers, and his travels in China, see the British Library website.
Pages from William Chambers, Designs of Chinese Buildings, Furniture, Dresses, Machines, and Utensils. Engraved by the best hands, from the oringinals drawn in China ... To which is annexed, a Description of their temples, houses, gardens, &c. (London, 1757). From bl.uk.
16th-c. Italian account of the Middle East & India: 'The Travels of Ludovico di Varthema in Egypt, Syria, Arabia Deserta and Arabia Felix, in Persia, India, and Ethiopia, A.D. 1503 to 1508,' featured on The Public Domain Review
The travels of Ludovico di Varthema in Egypt, Syria, Arabia Deserta and Arabia Felix, in Persia, India, and Ethiopia, A.D. 1503 to 1508, translated from the original Italian edition of 1510, with a preface by John Winter Jones. Edited with notes and an introduction by George Percy Badger; 1863; printed for the Hackluyt Society in London. From publicdomainreview.org.
Ludovico di Varthema, The king of Cambay (in present day Gujarat), 1502-8. From publicdomainreview.org.
First editions of 19th-century British illustrated accounts of India & the Middle East atSotheby's, NY, 19 June
Francis William Blagdon, A Brief History of Modern India, From the Earliest Periods of Antiquity, To the Termination of the Late Mahratta War (Edward Orme: London, 1805). From sothebys.com.
David Roberts, The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia (F. G. Moon: London, 1842-1849). From sothebys.com.
Nikoo Paydar has a PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute, London.