Auction 149, Lot 595

"Description de la Ville de Smyrne", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Izmir, Turkey

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Black & White

19.1 x 7.2 inches
48.5 x 18.3 cm

This elegant view presents the Turkish city of Izmir from a vantage in the Gulf of Izmir. The city is shown in excellent detail before a mountainous backdrop, while numerous ships sail through the water in the foreground. Kadifekale, the ancient castle on the hill of the same name, can be seen overlooking the city. Twenty other places of interest are numbered in the view, with corresponding information found in the French text below the image. With text measures 19.1 x 14.6".


Condition: A

A fine impression issued folding on watermarked paper.

Estimate: $275 - $375

Sold for: $210

Closed on 5/21/2014