Auction 171, Lot 633

"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.


Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/6/2019