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Rare Lafreri School View of Istanbul

Finely executed view of Istanbul looking Southwest. The view is based upon Vavassore's view and is one of the earliest obtainable large format views of Istanbul, pre-dating Braun & Hogenberg.

Includes a key locating 58 points of interest.

Claude Duchet (Duchetti) was a print dealer and publisher born in France and active in Venice circa 1565-72 and subsequently in Rome. He was the brother of Francesco Duchetti and a nephew of Antonio Lafreri, inheriting half his plates in 1577.

Condition Description
Text on verso.
Tooley 206.