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Auction 142, Lot 605

"Constantinopolis", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Istanbul, Turkey

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

27.8 x 9 inches
70.6 x 22.9 cm
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This grand panorama shows Istanbul on two joined sheets, as issued. A key at bottom names 29 major buildings identified in the view. It is beautifully engraved with quaint scenes of every-day life, including hunters with their dogs in the near foreground. The view is titled above, Constantinopolitanae Urbis Effigies ad Vivum Expressa, quam Turcae Stampoldam Vocant. Printed on two joined sheets, as issued.


Condition: A

Lovely color on watermarked paper. Issued folding with a short fold separation in bottom blank margin that has been closed with archival materials.

Estimate: $1,900 - $2,200

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 11/28/2012