Auction 140, Lot 705

"Sattalia", Bruyn, Cornelius de

Subject: Antalya, Turkey

Period: 1698 (circa)

Publication: Reizen door de vermaardste Deelen van Klein Asia

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24.3 x 9 inches
61.7 x 22.9 cm

A lovely view of the city of Antalya, along the Mediterranean coast of southwest Turkey.

Cornelius de Bruyn (1652-1726) was a Dutch artist who traveled through the Holy Land and other portions of Asia. De Bruyn had to disguise his activities because this was a repressive period during the Ottoman rule when foreigners were regarded with suspicion and the making of "graven images" was prohibited. De Bruyn avoided detection by pretending to be picnicking with two Franciscan monks who stood guard while he made his drawings. His works are particularly historically valuable because of their accuracy.

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Condition: A

Issued folding, with a few faint creases and marginal soiling. A short fold separation in bottom blank margin has been closed on verso with old paper.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 5/23/2012

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