Auction 136, Lot 640

"Scutari / Serraglio di Constantinopoli", Bruyn, Cornelius de

Subject: Istanbul, Turkey

Period: 1698 (circa)

Publication: Reizen van Cornelis de Bruyn, door de Vermaardtse Deelen van Klein Asie…

Color: Hand Color

39.5 x 12 inches
100.3 x 30.5 cm

A fine panoramic view of Constantinople looking down the Bosphorus to the Sea of Marmara from the Golden Horn, which is filled with a variety of sailing crafts. To the right is the Topkapi Palace on Seraglio Point and across the Bosphorus is the Scutari, modern-day Uskudar. Printed from two plates on two sheets, joined, as issued.


Condition: B+

Issued folded, now flattened. The folds have been professionally reinforced and a 1" tear into the image at bottom has been expertly repaired - just right of center and now nearly invisible.

Estimate: $1,600 - $2,000

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 6/1/2011