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This was part of a longer journey (numbered series 1–218) which continued to present-day North Macedonia and Albania. Numbers 4–23 are within the present-day borders of Greece and include Salonica, Yenidje [Giannitsa], Vodhena [Edessa] and Ostrovo [Arnissa].
From the sketches made on this journey and his 1849 journey to Epirus and Thessaly, Lear published Journals of a Landscape Painter in Greece and Albania, & c. (London: Richard Bentley, 1851).
Some excerpts from his journals and letters were published in Edward Lear in the Levant: Travels in Albania, Greece and Turkey in Europe, 1848–1849. Edited by Susan Hyman. (London: John Murray, 1988).