Auction 148, Lot 605

"Veue de la Ville et du Port de Constantinople", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Istanbul, Turkey

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication: L'Atlas Curieux ou le Monde

Color: Hand Color

13.4 x 9.3 inches
34 x 23.6 cm

This interesting bird's-eye view of Constantinople is based on Guillaume-Joseph Grelot's travels in the late seventeen century. It shows the city across the strategic Bosphorus Strait that is filled with ships. The title is contained in a banner at top.

References: Pastoureau, FER I [101].

Condition: A

Superb impression and color on watermarked paper with light toning along sheet edges.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $325

Closed on 2/19/2014