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