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Famagosta [i.e. Famagusta] Harbour, 1878

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3018B/20

Scope and Contents

156 x 100 mm. Autotype. A view looking along the ramparts of the medieval fortress which overlooks the harbour, with fishing boats at anchor in the bay: 'The work of fortifying this stronghold has been carried out with a thoroughness which has defied the inroads of time, so that while the whole town has been laid waste, its outer wall still remains intact. Here and there a thistle or clump of grass has found foothold in some fissure in the massive battlements, but the finely-finished masonry presents few crevices in which even a breeze-blown seed may lodge. The once-famous harbour, however, has been allowed to silt up, and now only affords anchorage for the class of vessels seen in the photograph' (Thomson 1879, vol.2, p.46).


  • Creation: 1878


Conditions Governing Access

From the File:

The volume is located at: RCS.Cob.18.122.

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.



Finding aid date

2003-04-30 16:06:36+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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