South by East: Notes of Travel in Southern Europe (page 1/3)

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[picture: Front Cover]

Images and some text extracts from South by East: Notes of Travel in Southern Europe by G. F. Rodwell (Marcus Ward, London, 1877).

There’s a copy on Google Books although the images here are much higher quality.

Title: South by East: Notes of Travel in Southern Europe

Author: Rodwell, G. F.

Published by: Marcus Ward & Co.

City: London

Date: 1877

Total items: 19

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Decorative chapter head with winged creatures]

Decorative chapter head with winged creatures

A decorative woodcut used at the start of the chapter on Milan; there are dragons, or possibly gryphons but with tails like serpents, and in the centre a face with hair done in pigtails; the whole is [...]sarcophagus. [more...] [$]

[picture: Entrance to the harbour of Messina.]

Entrance to the harbour of Messina.

The harbour of Messina, today a large and modern city, was in the 1870s protected by a fort (still present). Today there is a large stone column with a statue on top of it very prominently placed on the nearest building. In the picture there is a steamship (combining steam and sail) and other ships and boats, as well as people along the nearer shore, [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Decorative initial letter ``M'' -- Roman military standard]

Decorative initial letter “M” – Roman military standard

This decorative initial letter “M” was used sa a drop cap at the start of the chapter; it is in the shape of a Roman standard that might have been carried by a legion of soldiers, and contains [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Decorative Chapter Head]

Decorative Chapter Head

A decorative panel above the opening of Chapter VI. A man and a woman—more properly a merman and mermaid—meet in the centre. And don’t tell me the man isn’t gay with that wrist, darlings! [more...] [$]

[picture: The Columbarium.]

The Columbarium.

It is a funeral procession: the mourners walk in line down the steps and into the columbarium where the ashes of the dead will be placed. The chamber is lit by torches carried by mourners and also by narrow shafts of sunlight from above. In the walls are niches for the ashes. The bereaved kneels ready to receive the ashes; on the righ, two musicians [...] [more...] [$]


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Images and some text extracts from South by East: Notes of Travel in Southern Europe by G. F. Rodwell (Marcus Ward, London, 1877).

There’s a copy on Google Books although the images here are much higher quality.


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