Auction 129, Lot 718

"A Plan of Constantinople, Places adjacent and Canal of the Black Sea", Lodge, John

Subject: Istanbul, Turkey

Period: 1770 (dated)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 6.8 inches
24.1 x 17.3 cm

This unusual bird's-eye view provides terrific detail, right down to individual trees, plowed fields and buildings. The extensive keyed legend identifies 75 places and buildings on the plan. The elaborate cartouche features military swords, flags and a jeweled turban.

References: Jolly GENT-204.

Condition: A

Folding, as issued, with some faint offsetting.

Estimate: $95 - $120

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/23/2009