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A prospect of Istanbul in the 17th century by a professional artist

Stock No. 23080 Category: Tags: , Cartographer: BRUYN, Cornelis de.

A. Constantinopolis. B. Galata. C. Pera.
Paris: Guillaume Cavelier, 1714. Two sheets conjoined, total 300 x 995mm.

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A panorama of Constantinople from Scutari, with European merchant ships in the Bosphorus.
In 1675 the Dutch painter Cornelis de Bruyn (1652-1727) set out from Livorno on a journey through the Levant, visiting Jerusalem, Constantinople, Egypt, Greece and Cyprus. returning in 1684. His account was first published in Dutch in 1698 as 'Reizen van Cornelis de Bruyn... door Klein Asia...van Aegypten, Syrien en Palestina'. This example comes from a French edition, 'Voyage au Levant, c'est-a-dire, dans les principaux endroits de l'Asie Mineure, dans les isles de Chio, Rhodes, & Chypre &c'.
On a second tour de Bruyn visited Russia, from where he travelled south to Persia then east to Java.

Additional information

Dimensions 995 × 300 mm
Cartographer

Date

1714

Extra Info

A. Constantinopolis. B. Galata. C. Pera.

Publication

Paris: Guillaume Cavelier, 1714. Two sheets conjoined, total 300 x 995mm.

Condition

A good example.

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