1885 Antique Map of Constantinople (Istanbul), Turkey

1885 Map of the Bronze age Etruscan capital city, modern İstanbul, Turkey. Etruscan: İLİAD = TURUAD = BİZANT ©Artur Uskumantur 2012 All rights reserved, may not be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without prior consent.

One of Queen Victoria's Turkish brooches. In June 1838, soon after her coronation, Queen Victoria received a star-shaped brooch of emeralds and diamonds from Sultan Mahmud II. In the center of the brooch is the Sultan’s tughra in brilliant cut diamonds. The tughra is the Sultan’s personal calligraphic monogram which was affixed to all official documents, coins, seals, and correspondence. The tughra of Mahmud II reads: ‘Mahmud Khan son of Abdülhamid is forever victorious’.

Emerald and Diamond Brooch - One of Queen Victoria's Turkish brooches - coronation gift from Sultan Mahmud II. In the centre of the brooch is the Sultan’s tughra in brilliant cut diamonds. The tughra is the Sultan’s personal calligraphic monogram.

AN OTTOMAN BANNER Altın Sırma Saçaklı Osmanlı Sancak

AN OTTOMAN BANNER Altın Sırma Saçaklı Osmanlı Sancak

Turkish infantry. Characteristic representation of the principal European military men or Augsburger Bilder 1802-1810: Ottoman.

Ottoman infantry, From the ‘Augsburger Bilder’ (Characteristic representation of the principal European military men).

Eugène-Napoleon Flandin (1803-1876) The Sehzade Mosque in Laleli, Constantinople, Turkey

The Sehzade Mosque in Laleli, Constantinople (Islambol, Ottoman Caliphate) -Eugène-Napoleon Flandin (Painter;

Eugène-Napoleon Flandin (1803-1876) The Sehzade Mosque in Laleli, Constantinople, Turkey

The Sehzade Mosque in Laleli, Constantinople (Islambol, Ottoman Caliphate) -Eugène-Napoleon Flandin (Painter;

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