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-' Views of Palestine and other parts of Asia Minor," remarks the Editor of the Spectator, "which used to be scarce and indifferent, now abound in number and excellence; the best, however—not excepting the beautiful works of art forming the 'Landscape Illustrations of the Bible'—have been made from the rough and slight sketches of travellers, some of whom have preserved only feeble outlines of the more prominent features of the scenery, which have had life and expression given to them by artists unacquainted with the characteristic appearance and effects of the country and clime; so that what we admire as pictures, may want that local truth and congenial character, which are essential to convey a correct idea of the actual scenes as they meet the eye of the traveller. Messrs. Fisher, with an enterprising spirit that deserves to meet with a commensurate recompense, have been at the expense of sending out artists, for the express purpose of taking accurate views of those places and objects in Syria and the Holy Land, which either by their present importance, past glory, or picturesque and national character, are interesting to the public."

The present volume concludes the views thus alluded to,—the first series of "The Turkish Empire Illustrated j" and the Proprietors have now the grateful and pleasing duty of returning their thanks to the public for an amount of patronage seldom equalled—never, they believe, surpassed. The execution of the engravings, they hope, has been commensurate with the spirit that prompted them to an undertaking of so much magnitude;—their endeavour has been to improve as they progressed.

The Proprietors have but one subject of regret—that circumstances which they could not control have obliged them to extend their work beyond the limits originally assigned, and so far to break faith with their friends;—this, however, they will endeavour to obviate in future.

In conclusion, the Proprietors beg to direct the attention of the possessors of this first series, to the second series, of the "Turkish Empire Illustrated," now in course of publication, comprising Views of Constantinople and its Environs, with the Scenery of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor, from drawings by Mr. Allom, who went out expressly for the purpose; and whose talents as an artist are already well known and appreciated.

London, October, 1838.

Maps of Syria and Asia Minor, to face page 5.

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Sidon, on the approach from Beirout 6

Adalia 8

Walls on the west side of Antioch . . . . . . - • • .11

The Pass of Souk Barrada 14

Khan and Bridge near the Source of the Damour If

The Great Temple of Balhec 21

Church and Scheich's House, Kden . ........ 23

Scanderoon, from the Road to Issus ......... 25

The Great Mosque at Antioch Vig. Title 27

Bridge of Missis,—Asia Minor .......... 30

Ancient Buildings in Acre . . . . • • • • • • .31

Interior of the Great Temple, Balhec 31

The Tomh of St. George, Bay of Kesrouan ........ 33

Tortosa, with the Island of Ruad ......... 33

Ruins at the Head of Knight Strada, Rhodes 34

Besherrai—Mount Lebanon ........... 35

The Plain of Pay ass, or Issus .......... 37

Views of Tyre from the Mainland ......... 39

The River Kishon 41

Scheich's House at Zehdane .......... 42

Market Scene and Fountain at Antioch ......... 44

Battle-Field of Issus ........ 46

Cave of the School of the Prophets ......... 47

Scene and Khan on the Liettani, near Djob Djennein ...... 49

Mount Carmel, looking towards the Sea . . . . . . . . .51

The Walls in St Jean d'Acre, next the Sea 53

Cemetery and Walls of Antioch .......... 54

Castle in Mount Amanus ........... 56

The Cilician Gates 58

Part of Rhodes, the Channel, &c 58

Port of Beirout ............. 64

Ruined Mosque at Payass .......... 66

Plain of the Jordan, looking towards the Dead Sea ....... 69

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, J emsalem ........ 72

Scene at the village of Beit-y-Ass near Suadeah ....... 74

Monastery of Santa Saba .......... 74

Lake of Tiberias, or Sea of Galilee ......... 77

Entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre ....... 79

Tomb of Absalom, near Jerusalem . . . . . . . . .81

Chapel at Bethlehem 83

Mount of Olives . . . . . . . . . . . .85

Valley of J ehoshaphat, and Brook Kedron . . . . . ... . 88

Bethany ... 90

Synagogue of Jews at Jerusalem .......... 92

Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives ......... 94

Ruins of Djerash ............ 99

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