Auction 127, Lot 686

"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.


Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $1,600 - $2,000

Sold for: $2,100

Closed on 2/25/2009