1070 – book: Riley, Athos or The Mountain of the Monks 1887

In post nr 220 we told you about the rare (only 2 copies exist) book of Riley with pictures of Athos, taken by mr Owen during his voyage in 1883, on auction in November 2007 at Sotheby’s.

At the same time Riley published his “normal” publication, with black and white engravings/illustrations, which is now available on the internet in a pdf-file.
The illustrations I will show here are copies of the photos he took (fx. see below: Phiale Lavra).

Front
Front

riley front page
First page

Photo of Riley and Owen
This picture of Owen is the same as the illustration below

frontispiece Lavra Phiale
Lavra – monks gathered around the Phiale

Athos map
Athos map – earlier published in blog nr 1057

Ag Pavlou
Ag. Pavlou

Ag Pavlou monastic engraving
Ag. Pavlou – monastic engraving from 1850

cave of St Athanasius
Cave of St. Athanasius

Chilandariou
Chilandariou

Docheiariou interiour church
Docheiariou – inside the Church

engraving all the monasteries
Engraving: all the monasteries

Filotheou
Filotheou

Grigoriou
Grigoriou

Grigoriou monastic engraving 1819
Grigoriou – monastic engraving 1819

Iviron
Iviron

Karakallou
Karakallou

Karyes
Karyes – main street full with people

Karyes_old_picture
Karyes 1883: Here is almost the same scene on a picture, but slightly different. The picture is most likely from Owen, because it is taken in 1883, but I cannot confirm it.

Konstamonitou
Konstamonitou

Lavra
Lavra

Lavra courtyard
Lavra – courtyard

Lavra arsanas
Lavra – arsanas

Lavra monastic engraving
Lavra – monastic engraving

our cavalcade
“Our cavalcade”

Pantocratoros
Pantocratoros

Pantocratoros ancient book
Pantocratoros – ancient book

Simonospetras
Simonospetras

Simonospetras gardens
Simonospetras – gardens

Stavronikita
Stavronikita

vatopedi courtyard
Vatopediou – courtyard

vatopedi monks and Phiale
Vatopediou – monks and phiale

vatopedi plan of the church
Vatopediou – plan of the church

Xenofontos
Xenofontos

and I will end with a medical advice from the Athos-book of Riley: who wants some rat-oil? Please order through this site!
rat oil

Wim, 31/5

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One Response to 1070 – book: Riley, Athos or The Mountain of the Monks 1887

  1. Michael says:

    not on topic but worth mentioning. The metal roof on top of the protaton has finally been removed after all these years. As you can see from this pic by Yiannis:

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