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Constantinople through the ages on antique maps and prints.
From the 3rd English printing. The picture has been significantly modified from the original printing, bringing the European side closer, changing the landscape between the people in the foreground and the Bosphorus and changing the people in the foreground as well.
The largess and depth of the original is lost in this printing.
Stone litograph by C.C.A. Last, published in the Netherlands, about 1830. Recent hand color
Stone litograph by C. C. A. Last, published in the Netherlands, about 1830. Recent hand color.
Sultan's New Palace
The valley of Sweet waters of Asia (Göksu Deresi). Looking from the front of the Pavillion towards the Göksu Deresi. Constantinople
Constantinople (Istanbul). Copper engraved map with
topographical detail of surrounding area. Published in The
Universal Magazine in 1770.
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.
A woodcut view of Istanbul/Constantinople from Münster's German
edition of the Cosmographia.