Auction 101, Lot 401

"Constantinopolis", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Turkey

Period: 1635 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
27.3 x 9 inches
69.3 x 22.9 cm

Grand panorama of the city on two joined sheets, as issued. A key at bottom names twenty-nine major buildings identified in the view. Beautifully engraved with quaint scenes of every-day life in the foreground.

References:

Condition: B

Lovely original color. Trimmed to neatlines and backed with heavy Japanese tissue extending margins for framing. Small worm track at top centerfold filled with engraved lines supplied in facsimile and not distracting to the overall visual impact.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,300

Sold for: $800

Closed on 12/4/2002

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