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Title: Folio CCLVII [Constantinople]
This large view represents a fire at Constantinople and shows the famous mosque, Aya Sophia. Originally a Christian church during the Roman Empire, the church was burned in 404 and rebuilt by Theodosius II in 415, only to be again destroyed by fire in 532. Below it is a small landscape view. Verso has an illustration of heretics being burned and a portrait of a pope. Illustrations on recto are colored, those on the verso uncolored. Latin text.     (id:70932/115-656)
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Incunabula, Turkey
1493/16.0" x 12.0"  (40.7 x 30.5 cm)
C
(A+) Very fine later color.
Liber Chronicarum

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Old World Auctions
Auction No. 115 - Antique Maps, Charts, Atlases & Globes
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06/2006

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