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Auction 147, Lot 565

"Constantinopoli", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Istanbul, Turkey

Period: 1572 (circa)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

5.5 x 4 inches
14 x 10.2 cm

This uncommon map is based on Munster's important early bird's-eye view of the Golden Horn of Constantinople. It shows the major sections of the city with the palaces, mosques and churches. Several types of ships and boats are shown in the Bosphorus Strait. Printed on a full sheet of Italian text (7.2 x 10.4").


Condition: B+

A few small spots in image with manuscript writing and soiling in blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/20/2013