Auction 150, Lot 566

"Costantinopoli", Camocio, Giovanni Francesco

Subject: Istanbul, Turkey

Period: 1570 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.2 x 7.6 inches
25.9 x 19.3 cm

This very rare bird's-eye view of Constantinople shows the city across the strategic Bosphorus Strait that is filled with ships. The detailed view depicts the streets and buildings throughout the city, with a lettered key at bottom identifying over 50 important locations. A large compass rose orients north to the top right.

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Condition: B+

Attractive color with light soiling.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/17/2014

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