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ARC.pt 625, volume II, pl.46, Vue de la Mecque
ARC.pt 625, volume II, pl.46, Vue de la Mecque

Tableau Général de l’Empire Ottoman

ARC.pt 625.1-2

Paris

1787

ARC.pt 625, volume II, pl.46, Vue de la Mecque
ARC.pt 625, volume I, title page
ARC.pt 625, volume II, pl.47, Marche du Surré-Éminy

Tableau Général de l’Empire Ottoman

ARC.pt 625.1-2

Paris

1787

   

56 x 36cm (page)

Published in two illustrated volumes, the Tableau Général was written by Ignace Mouradgea d’Ohsson, a Swedish diplomat of Armenian descent living in Istanbul. The first volume examines Ottoman religious practices, whilst the second deals with the Ottoman state. Amongst the most impressive engravings from volume II are a panoramic view of Mecca and a depiction of the Hajj caravan (the surreh emineh) departing Istanbul for Mecca.