"Plan de Constantinople ", Bureau d'Industrie
Subject: Istanbul, Turkey
Period: 1803 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
24.1 x 17.8 inches
61.2 x 45.2 cm
This plan of Constantinople extends to show the Golden Horn, the Bosphorus, and Scutari (Uskudar). Highly detailed, it shows the street patterns, individual buildings, and identifies important sites. The surrounding countryside, along with the roads, villages, and topography are also depicted. The map is attributed to Franz Kauffer, a German who surveyed the city for the Sultan Abdulhamid I about 20 years earlier, and was published by the Bureau d'Industrie in Weimar.
Issued folding on bluish paper with a few faint spots.