"Constantinopolis", Merian, Matthaus
Subject: Turkey, Constantinople
Period: 1635 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
27.6 x 9 inches
70.1 x 22.9 cm
This grand panorama shows Istanbul on two joined sheets, as issued. A key at bottom names 29 major buildings identified in the view. It is beautifully engraved with quaint scenes of every-day life, including hunters with their dogs in the near foreground. The view is titled above, Constantinopolitanae Urbis Effigies ad Vivum Expressa, quam Turcae Stampoldam Vocant.
A velvety impression on a sound sheet. The blank lower margin has a few wormholes, not affecting the printed image.