L'EFFIGIE DE LA VILLE DE CONSTANTINOPLE
Cartographer: Sebastian Munster
Date: 1560c Basel
Size: 20.5 x 38 cms
Detailed attractive birds eye view of Constantinople / Istanbul from the sisteenth century.
Unusual French edition of the Cosmographia
All the main buildings seen in perspactive ..TopKapi, Galata Tower, Aya Sophia..etc. The Horn without brifges. Pera marked.
Constantinople at this time was one of the most important cities on earth, trading with the knoiwn world and having dominion over much of Africa, Middle East and the subcontinent.
Excellent hand colour
Repair well into lower margin
Very good condition
From: La Cosmographie Universelle, ... Basel, H. Petri, 1555. (First edition: 1544).
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