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  ASIA 
 Turkey 

SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann. [Incunable prospect of Constantinople]
Constantinopolis. Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 1493. Latin edition. Woodcut, image 240 x 530mm, set in a page of text. Centrefold restoration as usual. Otherwise a fine example with good margins.
One of the earliest obtainable view of Constantinople from the famous 'Nuremberg Chronicle'. On verso are several woodcuts including portraits of Byzantine emperors, Saint Helena (mother of Emperor Constantine I) and Arius, and a group representing the Council of Nicea.
[Ref: 19188]    £1,400.00 ($1,799 • €1,635 rates)


WÄLDSEEMÜLLER, Martin. [The 16th Century Wäldseemüller/Fries map of 'Modern' Turkey]
Tabu. Nova Asiae Mi. Lyon, 1535. Coloured woodcut, printed area 300 x 380mm.
The Fries reduction of Wäldseemüller's map of 'modern' Turkey, including Cyprus. 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.
[Ref: 16996]    £950.00 ($1,221 • €1,110 rates)


FORESTI, Giacomo. [Early 16th century prospect of Constantinople]
Costantinopolo Citta bellissima. Venice: c.1524. Woodcut, 90 x 145mm, set in Italian text.
An early diagrammatic prospect of Constantinople from Foresti da Bergamo's 'Novissime Hystoriæ'. Foresti (1434-1520) was a noted historian in his day: his 'Supplementum Chronicarum' (1491), was plagarised by Hartmann Schedel, appearing word for word in the more famous 'Nuremberg Chronicle' (1493).
[Ref: 18405]    £180.00 ($231 • €210 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 ($643 • €584 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [An important 16th century plan of Constantinople]
Byzantium, nunc Constantinopolis. Cologne, c.1574. Coloured. 330 x 485mm. Small hole in top margin expertly repaired.
An early bird's-eye plan of Istanbul, published in the first volume of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the first series of printed town plans. Originally published in 1572, this example comes from the second state, with the last roundel in the series of portraits of the Turkish sultans filled by Murad III (1574-95).
[Ref: 19552]    £2,600.00 ($3,341 • €3,037 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus. [17th century map of Turkey & Cyprus]
Natoliae sive Asia Minor. Amsterdam: Henricus Hondius, 1628, French text edition. Original colour. 345 x 480mm. A very fine example.
Decorative map of present day Turkey with Cyprus prominently shown. The sea is boldly engraved in a wave pattern. There is a large sea monster in the Mediterranean and an oared ship in the Black Sea. The map is further embellished with three fine strapwork cartouches KOEMAN: Me 28a.
[Ref: 16468]    £550.00 ($707 • €642 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 ($2,442 • €2,219 rates)


BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [17th century map of Turkey with Cyprus]
Natolia, quæ olim Asia Minor. Amsterdam, 1665, Dutch text edition. Original colour with gold highlights. 380 x 510mm.
A fine example in contemporary colouring of this map of Turkey, decorated with a banner title cartouche, a scale cartouche with a figure in Turkish dress, a sea-battle between a two galleys and a galleon and a sea monster. KOEMAN: Bl 57.
[Ref: 19614]    £650.00 ($835 • €759 rates)


MONCORNET, Balthazar. [A scarce 17th century prospect of Constantinople]
Constantinople. Parris: Moncornet, c.1660. 340 x 510mm.
A superbly-detailed prospect of Constantinople from Galata, based on the same 1635 view used by Merian. It depicts both sides of the Golden Horn in great detail, with the important buildings identified by a 29-point key below.
[Ref: 18218]    £2,250.00 ($2,891 • €2,628 rates)


SANSON, Nicolas. [A map of the Bosphorus in Classical times]
Anaplus Bosphori Thracii Ex Indagationibus Petri Gullis Delineatus. Paris: Pierre Mariette, 1666. Original outline colour. 415 x 535mm. A very fine large paper example.
A map of the Bosphorus in Classical times. Underneath the elaborate title cartouche there is a vignette of Xerxes I leading the Persian army across a pontoon bridge c. 482 BC.
[Ref: 18038]    £375.00 ($482 • €438 rates)


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