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  ASIA 
 The Holy Land 

VESCONTE, Pietro. [Early Plan of Jerusalem from a C14th manuscript]
[Untitled plan of Jerusalem.] Hanover, Christian Wechelius, 1611. 195 x 260mm.
Plan of ancient Jerusalem and surrounding country as far as Bethany, as drawn by Pietro Vesconte (fl. 1310-30) for Marino Sanudo's 'Liber Secretorum Fidelibus de Crucis' c.1320. This manuscript work was presented to Pope Clement V to encourage a new crusade. This engraving was the first time that the original map was published, retaining the original's lack of a conventional single reading view. Thus the letters, buildings and palm trees are drawn at random angles. LAOR: 1145.
[Ref: 13108]    £1,400.00 ($1,855 • €1,576 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. [A monumental panorama of classical Jerusalem after Hollar]
Ierusalem. Leiden, 1729. Three sheets conjoined as issued, total 390 x 1980mm. A very fine impression
This is arguably the most spectacular of all early prospects of Jerusalem. The sheer scale of it shows a level of detail not seen on anything published before or long after.This panormaic view depicts the ancient city during the time of Christ, as seen from the east, based on biblical and other various historical sources. A table to the right lists 55 place names referenced to the view. According to Laor, this prospect is a much-enlarged version of a fomer work by the great Bohemian engraver, Wenceslaus Hollar, who spent most of his working career in London. The small plan to the upper left corner is, as noted in the text above, attributed to Villalpando. LAOR: 933.
[Ref: 16556]    £8,250.00 ($10,931 • €9,290 rates)


BUY DE MORNAS, Claude. [18th century town plan of Jerusalem]
Histoire Sainte depuis l'an 2959 jusqu'à l'an 2981...Plan de Jérusalem. Paris: Desnos, 1761. 365 x 520mm.
Schematic map of Jerusalem between 2959-2981 (counted in years since the Creation), with columns of engraved French text on both sides of he map giving a chronology. The elaborate frame-like border was printed separately.
[Ref: 16730]    £280.00 ($371 • €315 rates)


 Turkey 

SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann. [Incunable prospect of Byzantium]
Bizantium. Augsburg, Johann Schönsperger, 1493. Latin text edition. Woodcut, printed area 180 x 170mm, set in a page of text.
An imaginary view of Byzantium, the Greek city that became Constantinople, then Istanbul when it was captured by the Ottoman Turks in 1453. Within the text are woodcut portraits of three Persian kings; on the reverse is a prospect of Bologna in Italy.
[Ref: 11384]    £400.00 ($530 • €450 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [A 16th century prospect of Constantinople]
Constantinopel... Basle, c.1560, German text. Coloured woodcut, printed area 290 x 390mm, set in text.
A mapof Istanbul, presented as a bird's-eye view, with the important buildings shown in profile, with a disregard for perspective.
[Ref: 17677]    £500.00 ($663 • €563 rates)


MERIAN, Mattheus. [17th century prospect of Constantinople]
Constantinopolis. Frankfurt, c.1650. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined as issued, total 230 x 690mm. Right hand side margin repaired
A superbly-detailed prospect of Constantinople from Galata, which was, according to the title, taken from life in 1635. It depicts both sides of the Golden Horn in great detail, with the important buildings identified by a 30-point key below.
[Ref: 18046]    £1,900.00 ($2,518 • €2,139 rates)


NEUSS, Phillipp. [A map of Istanbul presented as a bird's eye view]
Constantinopel. Augsburg, c.1690. Old colour. 155 x 280mm.
An uncommon view of Constantinople, based on Braun & Hogenberg, showing the city from above the Scutari, with the buildings shown in perspective.
[Ref: 15407]    £550.00 ($729 • €619 rates)


MYLLER, Angelicus Maria. [A map of Istanbul presented as a bird's eye view]
Constantinopolis. Prague, c.1730. 165 x 210mm
An uncommon view of Constantinople, based on Braun & Hogenberg. From Myller's 'Peregrinus In Jerusalem'. Myller journeyed from Rome to Jerusalem, then continued to Turkey, visiting Troy, Gallipoli and Constantinople. He then crossed to Egypt, returning to Rome via Syria and Malta.
[Ref: 15408]    £400.00 ($530 • €450 rates)


Anonymous. [A scarce bird's-eye view of Constantinople]
Constantinopel. Frankfurt: Heirs of Sigismund Latomi, 1731. 320 x 380mm. Narrow top margin, very fine impression.
A finely engraved elevated view of Istanbul, with the buildings shown in perspective. Ships fill the seas, with three firing cannon. It was published in a newsbook, 'Relationis Historicæ semestralis autumnalis continuatio', written by 'Jacobus Francus'. Originally this was a pseudonym used by Conrad Lautenbach (1534-95) when the series began in the 16th century, but the name was adopted by subsequent writers of the newsbook.
[Ref: 16082]    £1,500.00 ($1,988 • €1,689 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 ($8,613 • €7,319 rates)


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