Auction 111, Lot 588

"Die Statt Constantinopel in Turckey", Koppmayer, Jakob

Subject: Turkey - Istanbul

Period: 1685 (circa)


Color: Black & White

13.6 x 9 inches
34.5 x 22.9 cm

Scarce panoramic view of the ancient Byzantine capital (Istanbul) viewed from across the Bosphorus from Scutari. A numbered key (1 to 29) at bottom identifies the principal buildings including the famous Hagia Sophia. Quaint scenes of daily life fill the foreground, including several hunters with their hunting dogs. The view appears to be loosely based on Merian's view, but the engraving style is very different.


Condition: B

Very sharp impression. Professional repairs on centerfold and remargined at sides with a bit of skilled facsimile in key.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/8/2005