Catalog Archive
Auction 153, Lot 608

"Prospekt der Stadt Constantinopel",

Subject: Istanbul, Turkey

Period: 1780 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11.1 x 6.2 inches
28.2 x 15.7 cm

This uncommon German bird's-eye view shows Istanbul straddling the Bosphorus River. It is beautifully engraved with minute detail of each building, with several figures depicted in the foreground. Engraved by J. Eder after a drawing by A. Sommer.


Condition: A

An attractive example with a faint damp stain at top.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 5/20/2015