"Etat Abrege de la Maison du Grand Seigneur, de ses Revenus et le Gouvernement Civil, Militaire et Ecclesiastique de cet Empire", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: Istanbul, Turkey
Period: 1720 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique
Color: Hand Color
17.8 x 13.6 inches
45.2 x 34.5 cm
This sheet is centered on a large, panoramic view of Constantinople with camels and merchants in the foreground. At left is a view of the Seraglio of the Sultan (Tokapi Palace), and at right is a view of the Hagia Sophia, an Ottoman imperial mosque. At bottom are columns of text describing the Sultans, the government, the religion, and key words related to the Ottoman Empire.
A crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet with a Strasburg Lily watermark, several minor printer's crease along the centerfold, and light toning along the edges of the sheet.