"Constantinopolis", Merian, Matthaus
Subject: Turkey, Istanbul
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.
There are some printer's creases in the view and some repairs in the blank margins and along one fold.