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1620 - Porcacchi - Constantinopoli

Copper etching from "L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo" (The most famous islands of the world) by Thomas Porcacchi (1530 - 1585) and engraved by Girolamo Porro. The first edition of this work was published in Venice in 1572. This is from the second edition, 1620 published in Padua.

A very attractive and uncommon early 17th century map of the city of Constantinople/Istanbul. This wonderful birds-eye view shows a delightful level of detail, including major geographical features such as individual buildings, small islands off the coast, a nice compass rose, and numerous sailing ships.

Amazing how many individual buildings are depicted, including quite a variety across the Golden Horn at Pera.

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