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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 ($8,346 • €7,274 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 ($109 • €95 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 ($96 • €84 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 ($2,054 • €1,790 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 ($1,091 • €951 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 ($161 • €140 rates)

BRANDARD, John [A music-sheet view of Constantinople]
Constantinople. Quadrille Par Charles D'Albert. London: Chappel, 1856. Coloured lithograph. 345 x 245mm.
An unusual view of Constantinople, overlooking the harbour from a hillside. It was the cover for a quadrille sheet music by Charles D'Albert, issued during the Crimean War, when the British and French fleets gathered at Constantinople on the way to the Black Sea, as shown here. The contents varied: in the right hand corner of the print is a list of prices - Solo 4/- Duet 4/- Full Orchestra 5/- Military Band 10/6.
[Ref: 16078]    £250.00 ($321 • €280 rates)

 The Caucasus 

BERLINGHIERI, Francesco de Nicola. [The Caucasus from a landmark edition of Ptolemy]
Tabula Tertia d Asia. Florence, 1482. Two sheets joined, as usual, paper size 430 x 560mm. Small worm hole in lower margin.
The Caucasus, with Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and parts of Southern Russia, Turkey and Persia. from the third edition of Ptolemy's Geography to have printed maps, the first to be printed in the vernacular and the first with ‘modern' maps'. Francesco Berlinghieri (1440-1501), an Italian scholar and humanist, started work on a revision of Ptolemy in 1464, updating the Ptolemiac maps, supplementing them with modern maps (France, Italy, Spain and the Holy Land) and writing a commentary in Italian verse. The maps were engraved by Niccolò Tedesco, a German printer, unusually equidistant meridians and parallels, and rectangular borders rather than trapezoid. The completed work was published as "Septe Giornate della Geographia di Francesco Berlinghieri" ("The Seven Days of Geography").
[Ref: 11702]    £7,500.00 ($9,630 • €8,393 rates)

WÄLDSEEMÜLLER, Martin. [Ptolemaic Map of the Caucasus]
[Tabula III Asiae.] Lyons: M. & G. Treschel, 1535. Coloured woodcut, printed area 335 x 420mm. Some restoration at centrefold.
The Fries reduction of Wäldseemüller's map of the Caucasus, with the title on verso. Originally intended not for a Ptolemy edition but for a new 'Chronica mundi' being written by Wäldseemüller, his death c.1520 caused the project to be shelved, so the reduced woodcuts were used to publish a smaller sized and so cheaper edition of the 'Geography'. On verso is a text surrounded by woodcut columnar decorations and another woodcut with numerous scenes including a woman sitting beside a tree with hanging body parts.
[Ref: 9883]    £700.00 ($899 • €783 rates)

DU VAL, Pierre. [Miniature 17th Century map of Georgia]
Géorgie. Paris, 1682. Coloured. 105 x 130mm.
Miniature map of the Caucasus, marking Baku, published in Du Val's 'Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 18402]    £185.00 ($238 • €207 rates)

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