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