Constantinople Istanbul c. 1880-90 Turkey view book pocket tourist litho city viewsBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Panorama de Constantinople.
(Turkey- Bosphorus- Istanbul).
c. 1880-90's, Constantinople, editeur F. Loeffler.
Rare late 19th century tourist pocket souvenir leporello format view book.
Splendid and intricately patterned embossed decorative covers, title gilt lettered. Oblong accordion or leporello format, a single long fold out lithographed sheet in multiple panels.
Splendid nine panel miniature prospect view of Constantinople with dozens of specific buildings identified. A further nine views, all identified in French & Arabic.
A complete, clean and remarkably fresh and well preserved example. Scarce as a fine condition survival, displays only trivial wear at the tips..
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Condition is much better than typical for the type.
Book measures: 3 1/2" H X 5 1/8" W.