Try Prime Discounted Monthly Offering
The MILITARY COSTUME OF TURKEY.
PUBLISHED BY THOMAS McLEAN JANUARY 1, 1813
From drawings by Octavien Dalvimart (d'Alvimart), engraved by F.H. Clark
OFFICER OF SPAHIS.
Officer of Spahis from the NYPL
(the description of plate XX belongs to picture 26)
This plate represents an officer of the corps a description of which accompanies the subject which precedes the present one; in the back ground is an encampment.
The Turkish camps are in general disposed in the following manner: The troops more immediately under the command of the Grand Vizier, occupy a camp apart from the rest of the army: the Aga of the Janizaries encamps separately with his troops; and the artillery are encamped in the middle; at night the camp is illuminated as follows :— Pieces of rag which have been soaked in grease or oil, are burnt in a sort of lanthorns, made of iron hoops, which are suspended from long poles, several of which are placed in front of the tents of the Pachas. By day-time these officers have the number of horse tails, which are the ensigns of their respective dignities, placed in a conspicuous manner in the same situation.
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