"Costantinopoli", Camocio, Giovanni Francesco
Subject: Istanbul, Turkey
Period: 1570 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
Attractive color with light soiling.