Catalog Archive
Auction 138, Lot 714

"Constantinopolis. Constantinopel", Haffner, Johann Christoph

Subject: Istanbul, Turkey

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

26 x 10.8 inches
66 x 27.4 cm

This unusual and highly stylized view emphasizes the domes and spires of Constantinople. The panoramic view includes a 26-point legend, in German and Latin, below. A ribbon title cartouche and artistically rendered coat of arms with a crescent moon symbolizing the Ottoman Empire. Printed from two plates on 2 joined sheets, as issued. A very rare engraving published in Augsburg.


Condition: A+

There are some minor spots in the blank margins, still fine.

Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500

Sold for: $3,500

Closed on 12/7/2011