A drawing of a female figure from Caramania, an itinerant trader in Istanbul, is included in N. de Nicolay's work, the first edition to include faithful depictions of eastern costume. In the same line, C. Vecellio's work, specially dedicated to costume, which was published for the first time in 1598 and reprinted in the 19th century, also includes three human types from Caramania.
The travel accounts by French merchant and treasure hunter P. Lucas (1712), which include depictions of rare subjects, caused a sensation all over Europe.
“Asie mineure: description géographique, historique et archéologique des provinces et des villes de la Chersonnèse d'Asie” (available in a reedition of 1882) presents the outcome of Ch. Texier's tour of Asia Minor. This work concentrated the geographic, historical and archaeological knowledge on Asia Minor in a systematic fashion for the first time. The edition includes views of locations, antiquities and also human types of the area. The work by Ch. Texier which followed immediately thereafter, and became a landmark in the scholarship of Byzantine monuments in Asia Minor and elsewhere, includes original drawings, plans and views of monuments, as well as wall paintings from buildings in the area.
Finally, E. Banse's study on the “Geography of Turkey” (1919) includes photographs, one of which shows a view of a main city in the area.
Written by Ioli Vingopoulou