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View of Phaselis, with the aqueduct visible in the centre
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Height: 201 millimetres
Width: 318 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Samuel Pepys Cockerell (ed.), 'Travels in Southern Europe and the Levant, 1810-1817. The Journal of C. R. Cockerell, R.A.' (1903, Reprinted 1999), p. 170:
'...next morning we had an enchanting sail to Phaselis. The breeze was slight and the dolphins played all round us, as though they enjoyed the fair weather. Phaselis was once a favourite stronghold of pirates, and is just made for it. It stands on a peninsula easily defended, and has or had - for all are now destroyed - three excellent harbours. The town was defended by a strong wall, and was provided with numbers of cisterns, besides an aqueduct for bringing water from the mainland. Where the sea had undermined the cliffs, parts of the wall and sides of cisterns had fallen away into it. There were some tombs only just recently mutilated, which I thought worth making drawings of...'
C. A. Hutton, 'A Collection of Sketches by C. R. Cockerell, R. A.', JHS 29 (1909), pp. 53-59.
F. Beaufort, 'Karamania, or a Brief Description of the South Coast of Asia Minor and the remains of Antiquity', (London 1817) has many engravings that appear to be based on Cockerell's drawings, even if Beaufort's name is given as draughtsman.
David Watkin, 'The Life and Work of C. R. Cockerell', (London 1974).
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- Greek and Roman
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