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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 this scene is a small landscape view. The verso has an illustration of heretics being burned and a portrait of the famously corrupt Borgia Pope, Alexander VI. On a full sheet (11.5 x 17") of Latin text.     (id:93702/130-654)
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Istanbul, Turkey
1493/9.5" x 9.0"  (24.2 x 22.9 cm)
C
(A) Light soil and toning in blank margins.

Liber Chronicarum

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Old World Auctions
Auction No. 130 - Antique Maps, Charts, Atlases & Globes
654

12/2009

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