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Maker(s):Braun, Georg (topographer); Hogenberg, Franz (engraver)
Culture:German (1542-1622); Netherlandish (ca. 1540-ca. 1590)
Title:Byzantium nunc Constantinopolis (Byzantium now Constantinople), from the Civitates Orbis Terrarum
Date Made:1574-1622
Type:Map; Print
Materials:Etching with hand coloring
Place Made:Europe; Germany; Cologne
Measurements:Sheet: 15 11/16 in x 21 3/16 in; 39.8 cm x 53.8 cm; Plate: 13 1/16 in x 19 in; 33.2 cm x 48.3 cm; Image: 13 in x 18 15/16 in; 33 cm x 48.1 cm
Narrative Inscription:  ACCESSION NUMBER: Verso, lwr. l. (pencil): 1991.04.0012 ; INSCRIPTION: Verso, upp. l. (pencil): B. & H. ; INSCRIPTION: verso, upp. r. (pencil): 298 [underlined]
Accession Number:  MH 1991.4.12
Credit Line:Bequest of Helene Brosseau Black (Class of 1931)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Map of the city of Constantinople showing important structures within the fortified city and the waterways surrounding it. Numerous ships with billowing sails depicted in the water around the city. In the bottom center, a depiction of an Ottoman ruler on horseback, surrounded by attendants, with six roundels on either side. Each roundel is filled with the portrait of an Ottoman ruler, from the founder of the Ottoman Empire, Osman I, through Murad III.


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