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BASEGGIO, Massimino. [A very scarce prospect of Constantinople published in Florence]
Veduta di Costantinopoli Presa da una Altura sopra Scutari Cittá dell' Asia Dirempetto alla Suddetta Cittá Giusamente presa Dove si vede Tutto il Serraglio, La Moschéa di S.a Soffia, e Tutte L'Altre Mosché, La Piazza del Ipodromo, Le Sette Torri, Galata, Pera S; Demitri: Con la Squadra de Capitan Pascia. Florence, c.1787. Sheet 555 x 755mm. Tears expertly repaired.
A striking view of Istanbul from a hill above Scutari, with a 24-point key in a rococco cartouche above the city. In the foreground the Pasha's fleet is firing a broadside. At the time of this view Turkey was at war with Russia (1787-92), mainly caused by Catherine the Great's annexation of the Crimea.
[Ref: 16370]    £6,500.00 ($8,431 • €7,501 rates)


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