Auction 112, Lot 605

"Dardanelo d Constantinopoli", Camocio, Giovanni Francesco

Subject: Turkey

Period: 1574 (circa)

Publication: Isole Famose, Porti, Fortezze, e Terre Maritime

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.3 x 6.8 inches
23.6 x 17.3 cm

Fabulous view of a Turkish fortress and village that guarded Constantinople. The fine engraving shows the fortress with smoking cannons and huge crescent banners, with an army gathering inland and a single sailing ship attacking the fort. This engraving is from one of the most important and rare 16th century Italian atlases. The maps from this atlas illustrate the Siege of Vienna in 1566 and the theatre of war in the Mediterranean between Venice and the Turkish Empire from 1570-1573.

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Condition: A+

Fine sharp impression.

Estimate: $325 - $450

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/28/2005

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