Auction 110, Lot 579

"[Lot of 2] La Ville et le Port de Constantinople [with] Vue de l'Hellesponte et de la Propontide", Duflos, Claude

Subject: Turkey

Period: 1746-47 (published)

Publication: Moeurs et Usages des Turcs

Color: Black & White

Size:
17.5 x 9.8 inches
44.5 x 24.9 cm

Pair of fine bird's-eye views based on Guillaume-Joseph Grelot's travels in the late seventeen century. First shows the beautiful city with a variety of ships and boats in the Bosphorus. Second depicts the fortresses at Hellespont, the Dardanelles, the Marmara Sea and Constantinople in the background.

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Condition: B

One faint spot, else very good.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $350

Closed on 3/2/2005

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