Nr. 897: Constantinopolis
„Constantinopolis“. Panoramic view after a drawing made by Friedrich Bernhard Werner (“F. B. Werner Siles: delineavit”). Below the panorama a key to the most prominent buildings of the city. Printed from 2 engraved copper plates on 2 sheets joined and published by Johann Friedrich Probst (“Johan(n) Friederich Probst Haeres Ierem: Wolffij excud.”), Augsburg c. 1745. Sheet’s size: 42 x 114, impression: 36,5 x 103 cm.
First state of the impressive panorama after Werner. Johann Friedrich Probst, the publisher, grandson of Jeremias Wolff, had opened his own workshop in 1743. – Fine and even impression on strong laid paper, each sheet with a large watermark. Wide original margin all around. Centrefold and few vertical folds smoothened. Short marginal tears in folds closed. A copy of outstanding quality!