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Auction 125, Lot 719

"Veue, de Constantinople", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Turkey, Istanbul

Period: 1697 (circa)

Publication: Les Forces de l'Europe…

Color: Hand Color

6.5 x 3.5 inches
16.5 x 8.9 cm

This interesting miniature bird's-eye view shows the strategic Bosphorus Strait with Constantinople in the background. Nicolas de Fer held the title of Geographer at Louis XIV's court. He was one of the most prolific publishers of plans of European cities in the late seventeenth century.

References: Pollak #21, pp.40-43.

Condition: A

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/24/2008