1840 Constantinople. Stambool.
By: Charles Knight & Co.
Date: 1840 (Published)
Dimensions: 12.6 x 15.2 inches (32 cm x 38.5 cm)
This is a circa 1840 street plan of Constantinople (present-day Istanbul) up to the great wall on the western side, with many cemeteries on the west and northwest sides of the walls, including the well-known Eyüp Cemetery which features in so many antique prints. In addition, it shows the northern side of the Golden Horn and both sides of the Bosphorus, including Galata (present-day Beyo?lu), Dolmabahçe Saray? (Dolma-Baghcheh), and Uskudar, which is on the Asian side of the Bosphorus. A few Byzantine churches are identified, such as Kuchuk Aya Sofia (Little Hagia Sophia, built by Justinian and Theodora), and some other churches that had survived the Ottoman Conquest of 1453. Identifies many locations in great detail, such as mosques, palaces, foreign embassies, schools, Janissary quarters, public baths, Hagia Sophia, and Topkap? Palace.
Condition: Good condition with toning and a faint smudge in lower left. Original color.
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