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ANONYMOUS - La famosa citta de Constantinopoli.

ANONYMOUS -  La famosa citta de Constantinopoli.
La famosa citta de Constantinopoli. - ANONYMOUS
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Title : La famosa citta de Constantinopoli..
Map maker : ANONYMOUS.
Date : Venice, c. 1570.
Size : 12.1 x 18.4 inches. / 30.8 x 46.8 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :A separately published decorative and very rare panoramic town-view of of present-day Istanbul, viewed from the village of Scutari. The City is shown with all its fortifications, the original Genoese district of Galata on the opposite bank of the Golden Horn to the right.
This Lafreri-school print was copied after a woodcut plan originally issued in Venice by Giovanni Andrea di Vavassore probably in the 1520's.
Second known exemplar: According to Peter Maurer there is only one state known and was not found in any other composite atlas other than the "Strabo Illustratus Atlas".

European galleons and Turkish galleys fill the seas of the Bosporus and Golden Horn. The great buildings of the 16th Century Istanbul during the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent can be clearly seen, including the Suleymaniye Mosque and the Topkapi palace. An unique opportunity to acquire a fine example from the Lafreri school
Condition : Paper slightly age-toned. Upper and lower margin extended with a strip of paper. Several very small brown spotting's in upper and lower part, mainly marginal. Good and dark impression.


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