Auction 109, Lot 595

"[Lot of 2] Constantinopel, wie solches unter Honori und Arcadio… [with] Der Thracische Bosporus, wie auch die Stadt Constantinopel, in ihre Gegenden vertheilet", Anon.

Subject: Turkey

Period: 1760-90 (circa)


Color: Black & White

See Description

Two copper engravings showing the vicinity of present-day Istanbul. First (16.5 x 13.7") shows the fourteen neighborhoods of Constantinople with its fortifications. Several ships are shown in the sea and the map is decorated with strapwork cartouches and a compass rose. Second (11.2 x 8") illustrates the strategic position of the city and shows its fourteen divisions.


Condition: B

Faint uneven toning, else very good.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/1/2004