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  ASIA 
 Turkey 

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 ($1,872 • €1,700 rates)


SANSON, Nicolas. [A map of Classical Turkey and Cyprus]
Asia Minor in Epitomen Contracta, Magnas Regiones, seu Provincias Representans, in quibus Populi, Primariae Urbes, Locaque Præcipua Notantur. Paris: Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, c1731. Original outline colour. 410 x 635mm.
A map of Asia Minor, first published by Pierre Moullard Sanson in 1697, but this example published by Gilles Robert du Vaugondy, who took over his business in 1731.
[Ref: 17597]    £650.00 ($811 • €736 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 ($1,747 • €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 ($686 • €623 rates)


DUPUIS, Louis André. [A folding chart with details on the environs of Constantinople]
Carte de la Ville de Constantinople et du Bosphore de Thrace 1785. Carte Réduite des Côtes de la Grece et de L'Archipel. Carte de la Mer Marmora. Plan du Serrail. Paris, 1785. Dissected and laid on linen as issued. 610 x 960mm.
Three charts and a small town plan on one sheet. The largest is a chart of the Bosphorus including a plan of Constantinople with a 55-point key. The other two charts are of Greece and the Aegean, showing the approaches to Constantinople from the west, and the Sea of Mamora, the eastern appraoches. The plan is of the Topkapi Palace, again with a large key. The same year Dupuis published similar charts of the Mediterranean, Baltic, Black Sea and the Danube.
[Ref: 18384]    £1,250.00 ($1,560 • €1,416 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 ($8,112 • €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 ($106 • €96 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 ($1,997 • €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 ($1,061 • €963 rates)


ROBERT, Merzoff. [A detailed map of the Bosphorus, with Constantinople]
Carte et Plan de Constantinople et du Canal du Bosphore. London: Constantin Sevastopulo, 1830. Dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 790 x 560mm, folded into slipcase with chemise. Paper toned, wear on linen, slipcase distressed.
A rare map of the Bosphorus with enough detail to show the layout of the streets of Constantinople, Pera and Scutari, with an extensive key. It was engraved by Johann Mayr and the Schleich brothers in Munich in 1829, but the plate was brought to London by Sevastopulo who published it with the help of James Wyld. Little is known of Constantin Sevastapulo. According to the map's inscription, he was a Greek born in Constantinople, with enough local knowledge to correct Robert's map. However he seems to have been forced into exile in the 1820s, probably because of the Greek War of Independence from the Ottoman Empire. A letter exists from the Duke of Wellington to the Marquis de Lally-Tolendal (1825, in French) describing his attempts to ''to help the unfortunate family of Constantin Sevastopulo. He has unfortunately arrived in London in the season when everyone is in the country. But if he can stay a little longer in England, I think he'll be fine''.
[Ref: 19403]    £450.00 ($562 • €510 rates)


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