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Auction 164, Lot 642

"Bosphore de Thrace", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Istanbul, Turkey

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique...

Color: Hand Color

17.1 x 14.5 inches
43.4 x 36.8 cm
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This sheet presents three striking views of Istanbul on the strait of Bosphorus surrounded by descriptive French text. The dominant view depicts a bird's-eye view of the city, with ships filling the water and various sites identified, including a large garden on the shore and the Palais de Constantin. The other two views focus on an aqueduct and a pillar labeled as the Columne de Pompee.


Condition: A

A dark impression on a clean bright sheet with the watermarks of the Strasbourg lily and "IV." There is some soiling in the top blank margin and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/13/2017