"Veue du Grand Serrail de Constantinople", Duflos, Claude
Subject: Turkey, Istanbul
Period: 1711 (circa)
Publication: Banduri's Imperium Orientale sive Antiquitates Constantinopolitanae
Color: Hand Color
34.5 x 10.3 inches
87.6 x 26.2 cm
Superb panoramic view of the grand city of Constantinople with numerous ships and boats in the foreground. Finely engraved by Claude Duflos after a painting by François Boucher. This example does not have a decorative border and below the bottom neatline is, "Claustri Regii Ac. Palat II Prospectus." Two joined sheets, as issued.
There is light soil along the joint, else clean and bright. The left binding margin has been extended to accommodate framing. There is a small tear in the bottom margin, well away from the view.