Auction 129, Lot 714

"Constantinopel des Griechischen Lenserchumbs Hauptstattim Land Thracia am moere gelegen", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Istanbul, Turkey

Period: 1550 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Black & White

15 x 8 inches
38.1 x 20.3 cm

Detailed bird's-eye view of the Golden Horn of Constantinople. The city plan depicts the markets, homes, palaces and churches, including the famous Hagia Sophia, shown prior to the addition of the last two minarets in the late 16th century. On the Bosphorus Strait are dozens of large ships sailing out to sea. This is a very appealing medieval view with German text below and on verso.


Condition: B+

Some light soil and spots in map with a tear in the text at bottom, closed on verso with tissue.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/23/2009