Canisha Turkey ? c.1670 rare Koppmayer birds-eye view printBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(likely Turkey- southern Russia- Persia- Black Sea region of Europe).
Issued c.1686-1710, Augsburg by Jacob Koppmayer.
Rare late 17th century engraved urban birds-eye print. Depicts numerous minarets, likely for mosques in this fortied city alnog a river.
Stained and worn example, printers crease left of centerfold, spotting, old small paper repairs in blank margins, still displaying a nice patina and visual appeal unique to printed sheet of this era. Most views by Koppmayer are scare in any condition.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 8 1/4"H x 13 1/2"W.
Printed area measures c. 6 1/2"H x 12 1/2"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v.3, p. 52.