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Nicosia, from the City Wall, 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3018A/13

Scope and Contents

182 x 119 mm. Autotype. A view looking over the town from the outer ramparts, with palms and small houses in the foreground and minarets on the horizon: 'Nicosia may be seen to greatest advantage from the summit of its wall. In the distance rises a forest of tapering minarets, that contrast well with graceful palms, and with the undulating lines of foliage that mark the sites of the gardens of the metropolis. The atmosphere, obscured by a heat-haze, imparts a soft, but indescribable, charm to the distant objects in the landscape. The square, flat-roofed houses, with their small windows and narrow, walled-in spaces, are suggestive of a strongly conservative population, where each family had determined to dwell alone, cut off from the outer world' (Thomson 1879, vol.1, p.12).


  • 1878

Conditions Governing Access

The volume is located at: RCS.Cob.18.121.

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.



Finding aid date

2003-04-29 14:28:47+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

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