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The Bosphorous by Abdullah Frères, 1860-1870

MS. 23051 photogr. 28

Photographically-illustrated book containing albumen prints of the Bosporus Strait by by Abdullah Frères, or the Abdullah Brothers.


  • Creation: 1860-1870


1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 23051 photogr. 28

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 84:0369; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 143

Biographical / Historical

The three Abdullah brothers opened a studio in Constantinople in 1858 and photographed scenic views and notable individuals, including the Sultans. The studio remained active until 1899.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at Sotheby's UK, 25/06/1982, lot 91

Physical Facet

Albumen paper prints

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom