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Title: Constantinopolis
This grand panorama shows Istanbul on two joined sheets, as issued. A key at bottom names 29 major buildings identified in the view. It is beautifully engraved with quaint scenes of every-day life, including hunters with their dogs in the near foreground. The view is titled above, Constantinopolitanae Urbis Effigies ad Vivum Expressa, quam Turcae Stampoldam Vocant with a list of 29 churches, mosques and palaces at bottom.     (id:105365/133-565)
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Matthaus Merian, the elder

Istanbul, Turkey
1635/9.0" x 27.4"  (22.9 x 69.6 cm)
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Professionals repairs on a couple of the folds including some expert paper restoration in blank areas of the sky.




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Old World Auctions
Auction No. 133 - Antique Maps, Charts, Atlases & Globes
565

09/2010


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