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HAAS, Johann Matthias. [18th century map of Turkey and the Black Sea]
Carte de l'Asie Mineure ou de la Natolie et du Pont Euxin, tirée des Voyages et des Observations des Anciens et Modernes, et dressée suivant les principes d'une nouvelle Projection. Nuremberg: Homann Heirs, 1743. Original colour with additions. 510 x 590mm. Numbered in old ink in top right margin.
Map of Turkey and the Black Sea from ancient and modern sources. The ornate title cartouch is decorated with antiquities and a vignette of Hercules fighting a woman on horseback, wielding an axe. She is likely to be Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, who dwelt in Scythia, on the north shores of the Black Sea.
[Ref: 14115]    £350.00 ($489 • €397 rates)

BAYLY, John. [A scarce map of the environs of Constantinople with a prospect]
A Plan of Constantinople, Places Adjacent and Canal of the Black Sea. London, 1767. 390 x 440mm. Narrow left margin, binding folds with a few tiny holes..
A detailed plan of the environs of Constantinople, with the Bosphorus and Golden Horn, orientated with north to the left, with a prospect of the city underneath. An extensive key refers to both plan and prospect. A very uncommon map. Later it was closely copied by Lodge for the Gentleman's Magazine in 1770.
[Ref: 17563]    £1,400.00 ($1,956 • €1,586 rates)

SEUTTER, Matthäus. [An 18th century map of Turkey and Cyprus]
Natoliae olim Asiae Minoris Tabula per Matth. Seutterum Augsburg: Johann Michael Probst, c.1770. Bright original colour. A very fine example.
A scarce edition of Seutter's map of Turkey, first published c.1730, issued after Probst bought Seutter's printing plates from Seutter's son-in-law and successor, Tobias Conrad Lotter. The original colour is particularly strong.
[Ref: 15395]    £550.00 ($768 • €623 rates)

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 ($9,081 • €7,365 rates)

FADEN, William. [Miniature map of Turkey]
Turkish Dominions in Asia or Asiatic Turkey. London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map of Asiatic Turkey engraved by William Palmer for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16359]    £85.00 ($119 • €96 rates)

FADEN, William. [Miniature map of Turkey & Cyprus]
Brevis Asiæ Minoris Descriptio London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm. Some colour splashes.
Map of Turkey and Cyprus engraved by Hatchett for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16400]    £75.00 ($105 • €85 rates)

JEAKES, Joseph. [A large aquatint prospect of Constantinople from the east]
Constantinople. East Prospect, taken from the Hill called Boulgourlou, immediately above the suburb of Scutari on the Anatolian shore of the Bosphorous, after an original Drawing in the Collection of John Spencer Smith Esq. late his Majesty's Minister Plenipotentiary to the Ottoman Porte &c &c &c. London: Edward Orme, 1805. Aquatint with original hand colour. 450 x 620mm, on paper watermarked 'J. Whatman Turkey Mill'. Narrow lateral margins
A fine aquatint view of Constantinople, made from a drawing owned by John Spencer Smith (1769-1845) . In 1793 he was private secretary to the ambassador, Robert Liston, and was appointed chargé d'affaires after Liston left Constantinople in November 1795. When Smith left Constantinople in 1801 he had amassed an art collection containing a number of views of the city, several of which were engraved by Jeakes for Orme.
[Ref: 17886]    £1,600.00 ($2,235 • €1,813 rates)

BERGK, Johann Adam. [An early 19th century description of Constantinople]
Beschreibung von Constantinopel... Nebst einem Plane und einem Prospekte dieser Stadt, so wie einer Charte von den Dardanellen. Leipzig: Industrie-Comptoir, c.1807. 8vo; wrappers, front printed with title; pp. 32, three folding engraved plates. Old library stamp on back of front wrapper, showing through to the title.
A German-text description of Constantinople, illustrated with a map and prospect of the city, and a map of the Dardanelles.
[Ref: 14457]    £850.00 ($1,187 • €963 rates)

GRAVES, Thomas & SPRATT, T.A.B. [Old sea chart of the Dardanelles with the search for Troy]
Entrance to the Dardanelles with the Plain of Troy and Tenedos... 1840. London: Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty, 1844. 660 x 490mm.
An antique admiralty chart of the entrance to the Dardenelles (Hellespont), the route from the Aegean towards Istanbul and the Black Sea, with the island of Tenedos (Bozcaada), with two inset details of Tenedos and four coastal profiles. Compiled by Commander Graves and Lieutenant Spratt of H.M.S. Beacon, this nautical chart has more inland detail than most charts. They seem to have spent some time exploring the interior, with specific interest in Troy: they mark a 'Supposed Site of Troy' on the south side of the Plain of Troy, and 'Ilium Novum' near Hisarlik, the site that Heinrich Schliemann excavated thirty years later and proclaimed the true site of Troy.
[Ref: 12428]    £390.00 ($545 • €442 rates)

TALLIS, John. [Mid-19th century map of Turkey]
Asia Minor. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 260 x 330mm.
Antique map of Turkey with Cyprus, with four decorative vignettes including a view of Rhodes.
[Ref: 16133]    £125.00 ($175 • €142 rates)

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