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Panorama of Athens] Sketched from nature - BRACEBRIDGE, Selina (1803-1874) - 1839. 
[London 1839 - Hand-coloured lithographed folding panorama, in thirteen joined sections, unfolds to approximately 10 1/4 x 107 inches. 28 numbered references in the lower margin. Expertly bound to style in half dark blue morocco over period blue cloth covered boards. Rare hand coloured panorama of Athens. Selena Bracebridge was a pupil of Samuel Prout. She and her husband travelled in the Levant in the mid-1830s and were settled for some years in Athens. This view is taken from a vantage opposite the Acropolis, near the Church of St. Demetrius the Bombardier. The present panorama was sold to benefit the London Benevolent Repository. Bracebridge is also notable because she was a close friend of Florence Nightingale. For nine months, Bracebridge and her husband Charles acted as Nightingale's assistants at the Barrack Hospital in Scutari, where Nightingale pioneered improvements in the treatment of British soldiers during the Crimean War. Blackmer 193. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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