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BOSSOLI, Carlo.
The Beautiful Scenery and Chief Places of Interest throughout the Crimea.

Published
London: Day & Son, 1856.
References
Abbey Travel 239; Brunet I, 1130; Graesse I, 501, Bobins 181.
Plates
51 + title page
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
0-5000
Published
London: Day & Son, 1856.
Ref
5091

Folio, lithographed title, 51 hand coloured lithographed plates on 30 leaves, original green cloth, stamped in blind with gilt title on upper board, coloured endpapers, minor spotting throughout. Plates include Sebastopol; Balaklava; Prince Woronzoff’s Palace in Alupka; Tartar House in the village of Alupka; Remains of the Genoese Forts at Ciufat-Kale; Kertch; the Bosphorus. In uncoloured copies the fifty-two lithographs appear on 30 leaves only some pages carrying two. Virtually chromo-lithographs, the plates in this sumptuously produced book, show when compared with Hullmandel’s work 17 years earlier in Boys’s Paris, Ghent, etc. 1839, something of the coarsening of effect in later, a more mechanical work (Abbey). Coloured plates in order: 1. Title page. The Gate at Perekop. 2. Eupatoria / Entrance to Sebastopol, from the Sea. 3. The River Alma / Remains of the Ancient Chersonese, near Sebastopol. 4. The River Katcha / View of Fort St. Nicholas. 5. Sebastopol, from the Northern Forts. 6. Sebastopol, taken from a Watch-Tower in the centre of the Town. 7. The Arsenal Harbour, or Military Port, Sebastopol / Interior of an early Christian Church. 8. Mouth of the Tchernaya River, at the bottom of Inkermann Bay, end of Sebastopol Harbour. / Remains of Genoese Forts at Inkermann. 9. View of the Valley of Inkermann / Monastery of St. George. 10. A General View of the Coast extending from Cape Fiolente to Sebastopol / Entrance to the Harbour of Balaclava. 11. General View of Balaclava, from the Genoese Forts / Balaclava, seen from the shore. 12. Prince Woronzoff's Palace in Alupka / A Tartar house in the Village of Alupka. 13. Interior of a Tartar House / Tartar Children's School. 14. The Peaks of Mount St. Peter / Cape and Lighthouse of St. Theodore. 15. View of Yalta / Dance of Tartars. 16. The Grotto of Yursuf / Mount Tchatyr-Dagh. 17. Alushta / The Valley of Temerd-Ji. 18. Tartars travelling on the Plains / Waterfall of Giur-Guir. 19. The River Salghyr / The Valley of Kokos. 20. Simferopol. 21. The Valley of Usembasch / Remains of the Genoese Forts at Ciufat-Kale. 22. Bakchi-Sarai. 23. Burial-Ground of the Karaimi Jews / Ruins of a large Genoese Fortress at Sudak. 24. General View of Kara-su-Bazar. 25. Cape Tokli, on the Gulf of Kertch / Tomb of Mithridates, near the Lazaretto of Kertch. 26. Kertch, seen from the high road to Yenikale. 27. A General View of the Gulf of Kertch, seen from Mount Mithridates. 28. Fort Arabat / Steppes between Perekop and Simferopol. 29. Kaffa, or Theodosia / The Bosphorus. 30. Russian Burial-Ground / The Island of Serpents.