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.140.
Entitled – Lisbon. View from the Fort of St. George.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Lisbon. – We now make our way back to Madrid in sixteen hours, and travel thence direct to the chief town of Portugal, a journey of twenty-six hours by the execrable Madrid and Caceres and Portuguese State Railway.
In point of situation, Lisbon stands almost unequalled in the world, being comparable only in this respect to Naples and Constantinople.
The traveller as he glides along the auriferi ripa beata Tagi, suddenly beholds the city rising gloriously from the very banks of the broad, glittering Tagus, on a succession of hills, the highest of which is that of Buenos Ayres, with Cintra’s picturesque range on the left, and the coast studded with villas nestling among orange groves.
The houses, palaces, convents, and public buildings cover an area of some four miles, from east to west.
On the north side the city is sheltered by a range of high hills extending from the sea coast to Alhanbra on the Tagus; the harbour can shelter 10,000 ships at one time, and the largest battleships can anchor close to the city.
Lisbon is nevertheless deficient in those objects which form the usual attractions of Spanish and Italian cities.
The city is divided into six bairros, or districts.
It contains 355 streets, twelve squares, six theatres, thirty-six public fountains, and 200 churches.
The oldest portion of the city lies between the castle and the river, constituting the district of Alfama.
As a rule, the streets are more like lanes, and have retained all the characteristics of the Moorish and Portuguese middle ages.
Most of the streets have nicknames, which render it exceedingly difficult for the stranger to find his way about.
The more modern part of Lisbon is built on lower ground, and it dates from after the great earthquake of 1775.
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