Auction 100, Lot 399

"Bosforo Tracio, hoggidi Canale di Constantinopoli…", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria

Subject: Turkey

Period: 1692 (circa)

Publication: Corso Geografico Universale

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24 x 17.8 inches
61 x 45.2 cm

Magnificent plan of the Bosphorus set within an elaborately engraved border printed from a separate plate. The map was produced during one of the many Venetian-Turkish wars and depicts the strategically important waterway and the city of Constantinople. The map was also issued without the elaborate border, and this state is rarely seen on the market.

References: Phillips (A) # 5951.

Condition: A

Tissue repair on centerfold including a short tear into the border. Small spots of candle wax at side neatlines.

Estimate: $900 - $1,000

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 9/12/2002

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