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...Much of the Arcadian Library has been assembled through the acquisition of the libraries of earlier collectors. Without the earlier curation work of individuals such as Şefik E. Atabey, Richard Heber and Peter Hopkirk, the Arcadian Library...
...A travel journal comprising reprints of letters by A. L. Castellan describing his journey to the Ottoman territories in 1796-99. Castellan joined a French auxiliary mission to Istanbul as a painter. His first volume (first published...
...Based on a painting by the American artist Mather Brown, this stipple and etching depicts an audience given by George III to the Turkish ambassador. Attending the King are Lord Salisbury, William Pitt, the Lord Chancellor, Master...
...Christophe Richer (1513-52), valet du chambre to François I, and also secretary to Chancellor Poyet, is believed to have made a number of diplomatic missions to Turkey. Later he was French ambassador to Denmark and Sweden. This work...
...This is a souvenir of the official opening of the Suez Canal and the two works depict the heads of state present, the inaugural ball and dinner and other aspects of the celebrations. The production of the first work was paid...
...The Arcadian Library’s collection contains unique and fascinating visual depictions of Ottoman culture in works by European diplomats. Ranging from propaganda pamphlets that depict the Ottomans as enemies of Christianity to publications...