Auction 149, Lot 593

"Bosphore de Thrace", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Istanbul, Turkey

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Black & White

11.1 x 13.2 inches
28.2 x 33.5 cm

This sheet presents three striking views of Istanbul on the strait of Bosphorus surrounded by descriptive French text. The dominant view depicts a bird's-eye view of the city, with ships filling the water and various sites identified, including a large garden on the shore and the Palais de Constantin. The other two views focus on an aqueduct and a pillar labeled as the Columne de Pompee. Including text, the sheet measures 17.1 x 14.4".


Condition: A

A dark impression on watermarked paper with a few faint, unobtrusive spots within the image and some minor offsetting.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/21/2014