Auction 162, Lot 623

"Constantinopolis Stamboul", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Istanbul, Turkey

Period: 1625 (circa)


Color: Black & White

27.3 x 10.9 inches
69.3 x 27.7 cm

This rare and striking engraving depicts a panoramic view of Constantinople in the background with large full-length portraits of four women in the foreground, including a Turkish princess, two Greek women, and a Jewish woman. Several important buildings are labeled, such as the Hagia Sophia and the Bayezid II Mosque, while the waters are teeming with ships. Printed on two sheets, joined.


Condition: B+

A sharp impression on paper with jester watermarks and marginal soiling. Professionally remargined at right and left with the neatline replaced in facsimile. The bottom margin has been seamlessly extended a bit as well.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300

Sold for: $850

Closed on 4/26/2017