[Bird's Eye View of Istanbul Titled:] Constantinopolitanae urbis effigies, quam hodie sub Turcae in habitatione habet. MIDDLE EAST, ISLAMIC WORLD - ISTANBUL.
[Bird's Eye View of Istanbul Titled:] Constantinopolitanae urbis effigies, quam hodie sub Turcae in habitatione habet.
Important Early Bird's Eye View of Istanbul

[Bird's Eye View of Istanbul Titled:] Constantinopolitanae urbis effigies, quam hodie sub Turcae in habitatione habet.

Basel: Heinrich Petri, 1559. Map from the Fourth Latin Edition of Cosmographiae Universalis lib. VI. Woodcut view ca. 20 x 38cm (8 x 15in.) including the title printed above. Latin title and text on verso. Map with original centrefold, a repaired tear affecting image, some mild age toning but overall a very good strong impression of this map.

An important bird's eye view of Istanbul by Sebastian Muenster, one of the most influential cartographers of the sixteenth century. This view shows Fatih (old town) and Beyoglu districts of Istanbul as seen from above Scutari (Uskudar) which is the Asian part of the city.

Item #345

Price: $525.00 USD