Auction 120, Lot 688

"Constantinopel…", Munster/Petri

Subject: Istanbul, Turkey

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14 x 12 inches
35.6 x 30.5 cm

Detailed bird's-eye view of the Golden Horn of Constantinople. The city plan depicts the markets, homes, palaces and churches, including the famous Hagia Sophia, shown prior to the addition of the last two minarets in the late 16th century. On the Bosphorus Strait can be seen dozens of large ships sailing out to sea. Very appealing medieval view with German lettered key below.

References:

Condition: A

Some faint foxing and a small binding hole in the blank margin, well away from the view.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $600

Closed on 7/18/2007

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