Antique print dated 1895.
The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a
gold frame, your choice. RtW.108.
Entitled – Jaffa. General View from the Sea.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Jaffa. – The traveller reaches Jaffa – the ancient Joppa – from Jerusalem, by the only railway in Syria, in about four hours, although the distance is but forty miles.
This town lies on the sea coast, at the foot of a rock 116ft. high.
The houses are built of tuffstone, and the streets are very narrow and dusty.
The sights of Jaffa are few, yet the place has become quite important, owing to the fact that 15,000 pilgrims pass through it every year.
The debarkation of passengers from a steamer at Jaffa is invariably conducted with the least possible order and the greatest possible uproar.
Veteran travellers run the gauntlet of the shrieking mob that waylays them by sternly uttering the word “Imshi !” (begone), which useful tag of Arabic is emphasized by waving a stick.
The ancient walls of Jaffa have been razed, and the cemeteries to the north and south are now surrounded by new suburbs.
This town is the residence of a Turkish Kaimmakam, who is subordinate to the Mutesarrif, or Governor, of Jerusalem.
Donkeys and camels may be met with in the streets of Jaffa, but there are no vechicles.
The population numbers between 25,000 and 30,000.
The most interesting thing in Jaffa is, undoubtedly, the extensive orange groves.
There are in the vicinity over 300 of these gardens, varying in size from three to twelve acres, and on some of the trees may be seen hundreds of ripe oranges, some measuring ten or fifteen inches in circumference.
Oranges are sold in the streets of Jaffa at the rate of eight or ten a penny; and about 8,000,000 are exported annually.
For miles around the scene is one of luxuriant beauty, the orchards of lemons, oranges, and pomegranates being inclosed and protected by rows of the prickly cactus.
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