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Antoine-Ignace Melling – Picturesque Voyage to Constantinople
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Bird’s Eye view from the Eyub cemetary: Looking towards the Golden Horn (Halic).
Bursa (Brousse): View of the town with Mount Uludag and the Mysian Olympus Range in the background.
RARE Aerial plan of the Bosphorus Straits as seen during the Great Turkish War, a period in the late 17th century of continuous warfare between the Ottoman Empire and various European powers.
Hippodrome (Atmeidan): The social centre of Constantinople during the Byzantine era, the circus fell into disuse after the fall to the Ottomans in 1453. The Obelisks are one of the few surviving features.
Panoramic view from Seraskier’s Tower over the tomb of Sulieman: From Eyoub to Galata with key.
Panorama from Galata to Scutari and Constantinople: Issued 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.
Fanaraki Point (Fenerbahce): Entrance to the Black Sea from the Bosphorus. After Jules Laurens.
View of the city from across the Bosphorus.
Panorama from Scutari (Uskudar) across the Bosphorus to theTopkapi Palace.
Panorama from the Sea of Mamara: Showing the coastline from the Chateau of the Seven Towers to the Escurial with galleons on approach.
Double panorama of the city and the Golden Horn, looking towards and from Pera. With keys. The Conference of 1876 saw Britain and European countries address political reforms in Ottoman territories.
Bosphorus: Roumely-Hissar (Castle of Europe) .After Jules Laurens.
Sattalia (Antalya): Panoramic view of the ancient region of Pamphlia on the Mediterranean Sea.
Mosque of Sultan Soliman II: Plan and elevation.
RARE Panorama with key and allegorical baroque border: The city’s Ottoman name is deliberately ignored in reference to its Christian heritage, even as Europeans and particularly the French are intensifying commerce and developing ties with the Empire.
Kara-Aghatch: Wildfowling Scene on the Fresh Waters Canal, an estuary of the Golden Horn northeast to the city between Kara-Aghatch and Bahari- Keui.
Panorama with key and fine original colour. With considerable detail this view emulates a 17th century tradition that combined cartographic and landscape drawing.
Officers of the Court: A Reis (Captain of the Vessel), a Galioundji (sailor), Achdji Bachi ( Chef) and a Janissary (Bodyguard).
Tenedos (Bozcaada): Panoramic view of the fortress and harbour on the Aegean Sea.
Bosphorus: Panoramic view from the Castle of Genoa to Constantinople. With key.
Euromos: Ruins of the 2nd-century Corinthian order Temple of Zeus Lepsynus.
Ephesus: Temple of Artemis. With the fortress of Selcuk on Ayasoluk Hill in the distance.