The Costume of Turkey


Date: 1802



Dalvimart was a British artist who traveled widely through Turkey in about 1798 and he produced this costume book from his own observations.

Engraved hand coloured title and 60 hand-colored plates each with separate page of description in English and French attributed to William Alexander. Added title page in French: Costume de la Turquie.

Colored stipple engravings by J. Dadley and William Poole; after Octavian Dalvimart.

[134] p., LX leaves of plates : ill. ; 37 cm.


Bobins I 130; Abbey Travel 370. Colas, R. Costume, 782; Hiler, H. Bibliography of costume, p. 213; Lipperheidesche Kostümbibliothek (2. Aufl.), Lb37

1. Title Page [English]
10. A Domestic belonging to the Grand Vizier
11. A Turk in his Chall, or Shawl
12. A Page of the Grand Signior
13. First Dragoman
14. The Mufti, or Chief of Religion
15. A Greek Woman of the Island of Marmora
16. Turban Bearer to the Grand Signior
17. A Jew
18. A Turkish Woman, in the Dress, Worn at Constantinople
19. A Hamal, or Common Porter
2. Title Page [French]
20. Subaltern Officer of the Jannissaries
21. Women of the Island of Andros
22. A Saka or Turkish Water Carrier
23. An Albanian
24. An Egyptian Arab
25. An Inhabitant of the Coast of Syria
26. A Dervise
27. A Turk in a Pelise
28. A Bedouin Arab
29. A Female Bedouin of the Desert, with her Child
3. The Kislar Aga, or first Black Eunuch of the Seraglio
30. An Officer of the Janissaries
31. A Female Dancer at Constantinople
32. A Dervise of Syria
33. A Tartar
34. An Armenian
35. A Young Prince, heir to the Throne
36. Two Janissaries in their Dress of Ceremony
37. Capidji Bachi
38. An Usher
39. A Female of the Island of Naxos
4. A Sultana, or Odalisk
40. Private Secretary to the Grand Seignior
41. A Soldier
42. Reis Effendi
43. An Inhabitant of the Isle of Simia
44. An Inferior Officer of the Janissaires
45. A Spahi
46. A Member of the Divan
47. Sword Bearer to the Grand Signior
48. A Dervise
49. A Turkish Female of Pera
5. Officers of the Grand Signior
50. The Confectioner to the Palace
51. The Chief Usher to the Grand Signior
52. An Ichlogan
53. A Tchocadar
54. The Capitan Pasha
55. A Bosniac
56. A Sailor
57. Stool-Bearer to the Grand Signior
58. An Attendant of the Harem of the Grand Signior
59. A Turkish Lady in her Wedding Dress
6. A Turkish Woman in a Provincial Dress
60. Bostandji Bachi
61. The Grand Vizier
62. A Sultana, or Kaddin
7. Ladle-Bearer to the Janissaries
8. The Chief of the Ulemas, or Professors of the Law
9. A Musician belonging to the Grand Signior

Publisher: London: William Miller, Old Bond Street, by T. Bensley, Fleet Street, 1802.





Wellcome Collection


ISBN-10: N/A

Date Added: 2019-05-08

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