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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.     (id:84746/123-669)
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Matthaus Merian, the elder

Turkey, Constantinople, Istanbul
1635/9.0" x 27.6"  (22.9 x 70.1 cm)
C
(A) A velvety impression on a sound sheet. The blank lower margin has a few wormholes, not affecting the printed image.





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Old World Auctions
Auction No. 123 - Antique Maps, Charts, Atlases & Globes
669

02/2008



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