Gudenus (1710-1783), was a member of the Austrian embassy to the court of Sultan Mahmud I. The panorama shows a complete 360o view of the city based on Gudenus's drawings made from the roof of the Swedish embassy in Pera between February 14 and May 4, 1741 (see Hartmuth). Another (later?) version of the panorama was engraved by P. Duret in Paris and issued in two parts (each of three sheets), both of which are illustrated in the Atabey catalogue (pp. 282-283, no. 533).
We have been unable to trace another complete copy of this work in Worldcat, which records an incomplete copy in Bern with sheets 1-15 only, a copy in the Royal library in Sweden with sheets 1-10; and sheet 28 in Frankfurt University library. No copy is recorded sold at auction in over 40 years in ABPC and Rarebookhub.
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