City View, Turkey, Constantinople, Istanbul, after Jean-Baptiste Hilair
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Istanbul. - "Vue de Constantinople prise des Jardins du Palais de France"
Copperplate etching by Pierre Constantinople (Istanbul)(1745-1810)
After the drawing by Jean-Baptiste Hilair (1753-1822)
Pubished in "Tableau de l'Empire Ottoman" by Mouradgea d'Ohsson
Magnificent view of Constantinople (Istanbul) from the hillside of Pera. The "Palais de France" in Pera was the French Embassy to Turkey since Suleyman the Magnificent. A fire in 1831 destroyed the old building. An elegant villa, also called the "Palais de France", was inaugurated in 1839 as the French Embassy. The embassy is no longer in this still existing villa, however.
Impeccable condition. Clean with wide margins. Vertical Centerfold
34 x 52 cm (ca. 13.4 x 20.5")