Kargopoulo, Basile: Views Of Constantinople And S
Views of Constantinople and surroundings. 1870s. 14 albumen prints. Each circa 25 x 19 cm and 19 x 25 cm. Each with photographer's name and title in the negative in lower edge; some annotated in French in pencil on the verso.
Vassilaki (Basile) Kargopoulo (originally Greek) opened his studio in the Pera district of Constantinople in 1850. He is well known for his early panoramas of Constantinople, lovely street scenes and many other views of the city, as well as studio portraits. The views in this group show Nuruosmaniye Mosque, Janissary Palace, Pera, the quarter and mosque of Sultan Bayezid, surroundings of Tarabya, Princes' Islands, Scutari and other views near Constantinople. - Light creasing, especially in edges, some with small tears in edges, otherwise most in good condition.