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292
[Gudenus, Philipe François, Baron de]
COLLECTION DES PROSPECTS ET HABILLEMENS EN TURQUIE DESINÉS APRÈS NATURE PAR LE B. DE G. ET DÉDIÉS PAR L'ACAD. IMP. À SES EXC. MESSEIGS. LES AMBASSADEURS, QUI SONT ET QUI ONT ÉTÉ À CONSTANTINOPLE. AUGSBURG: IMPERIAL ACADEMY, [C.1742]
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
292
[Gudenus, Philipe François, Baron de]
COLLECTION DES PROSPECTS ET HABILLEMENS EN TURQUIE DESINÉS APRÈS NATURE PAR LE B. DE G. ET DÉDIÉS PAR L'ACAD. IMP. À SES EXC. MESSEIGS. LES AMBASSADEURS, QUI SONT ET QUI ONT ÉTÉ À CONSTANTINOPLE. AUGSBURG: IMPERIAL ACADEMY, [C.1742]
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Including the Library of Colin and Joan Deacon

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[Gudenus, Philipe François, Baron de]
COLLECTION DES PROSPECTS ET HABILLEMENS EN TURQUIE DESINÉS APRÈS NATURE PAR LE B. DE G. ET DÉDIÉS PAR L'ACAD. IMP. À SES EXC. MESSEIGS. LES AMBASSADEURS, QUI SONT ET QUI ONT ÉTÉ À CONSTANTINOPLE. AUGSBURG: IMPERIAL ACADEMY, [C.1742]
Folio (457 x 295mm.), double-page engraved 'Avertissement' leaf, and 31 numbered double-page sheets with 41 engraved plates and a plan of Constantinople (printed in bistre), paper watermarked with a crowned shield above the letters FAL and WANGEN, all mounted on guards, later half vellum (c.1900?), marbled boards, flat spine, somewhat spotted, occasional tears (some repaired) and creases, sheet 24 with small repaired tear in one image and along plate mark of another, tears to blank endpapers, spine slightly worn
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Literature

Boppe, A. Les peintres du Bosphore au XVIIIe siècle (Paris, 1911), calling for 'Avertissement' leaf and 30 sheets only; Not in Blackmer, Atabey (but cf. 533) or Hage Chahine; cf. Hartmuth, M., 'The Panorama of Istanbul ca.1740 by Gudenus' (Frühneuzeit-Info, 23 (2012), pp. 164-170)

Catalogue Note

VERY RARE. A good copy with wide margins, comprising a 10-part panorama of Constantinople (sheets 1-10), plan of Constantinople (11), a collection of 13 views and descriptions (12-22), a double-page plate of camels and their harnesses (23), and a view and 15 plates of Levantine costume (24-31).

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.

Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Including the Library of Colin and Joan Deacon

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