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Antiquitaet welche zu Pera oder Perea an dem Constantinopolitanischen Meerhaafen zu sehen und bey der Peters-Kirchen hinab durch eine…

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Article ID AST1331
Artist Anonymus
Title Antiquitaet welche zu Pera oder Perea an dem Constantinopolitanischen Meerhaafen zu sehen und bey der Peters-Kirchen hinab durch eine…
Year ca. 1720
Description Original ink drawing with a general view of Constantinople (today Istanbul). Above the view 7 figural representations of a wolf (Turkish Emperor), lion (Venetian rule), elephant (Africa and Asia), body of the eagle (Roman Empire), etc. On the left and right the corresponding description of the figural representations in German.
Constantinople was the capital city of the Roman and Byzantine (330 –1204 and 1261–1453), the Latin (1204–1261), and the Ottoman (1453–1922) empires. It was reinaugurated in 324 AD at ancient Byzantium, as the new capital of the Roman Empire by Emperor Constantine the Great, after whom it was named, and dedicated on 11 May 330.In the 12th century, the city was the largest and wealthiest European city and it was instrumental in the advancement of Christianity during Roman and Byzantine times. After the loss of its territory, the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire was reduced to just its capital city and its environs, eventually falling to the Ottomans in 1453. Following the Muslim conquest, the former bastion of Christianity in the east, Constantinople, was turned into the Islamic capital of the Ottoman Empire, under which it prospered and flourished again. After the founding of the modern Republic of Turkey the successor state of the Ottoman Empire the city was renamed Istanbul in 1923. Istanbul is probably the Turkish modification of the ancient Greek. This interpretation seems conclusive, because those who spoke colloquially "the city" in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages in the Eastern Roman Empire generally meant Constantinople, which, with its five hundred thousand inhabitants and its mighty walls, could not be compared to any other city in a wide area .
Dimensions (cm)29 x 37,5 cm
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringblack/white
TechniqueInk drawing

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