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Panorama with key and fine original colour. With considerable detail this view emulates a 17th century tradition that combined cartographic and landscape drawing.
Panorama in the year the Treaty of Pruth ended the Russo-Turkish war. Le Blond was later appointed as chief architect of the city of St Petersburg. From Banduri’s edition of Constantine VII’s De Administrado Imperio.
RARE Panorama with key and allegorical baroque border: The city’s Ottoman name is delibratly ignored in reference to its Christian heritage, even as Europeans and particularly the French are intensifying commerce and developing ties with the Empire.