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Title: Constantinopolis
This grand panorama shows Istanbul on two joined sheets, as issued. A key at bottom names twenty-nine 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:81524/122-692)
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Matthaus Merian, the elder

Turkey, Contantinople
1640/9.0" x 27.6"  (22.9 x 70.1 cm)
B
(A) A superb impression on a clean sheet with a minor paper irregularity in the lower blank margin.




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Old World Auctions
Auction No. 122 - Antique Maps, Charts, Atlases & Globes
692

12/2007


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