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Detailed map of Istanbul, which appeared in Sigmund von Birken's Spiegel der Ehren des Höchstlöblichsten . . . published in Nuremberg in 1668.

The work is a translation of a rare 16th Century book believed to have been authored by Johann Jakob Fugger.

Johann Jakob Fugger was a German banker and patron of the arts and sciences from the von der Lilie (of the Lily) line of the noted Fugger banking family, who amassed perhaps the single post famous private library of the 16th Century.  Johann Jakob is also thought to be the author of the two folio-volume Wahrhaftigen Beschreibung des österreichischen und habsburgischen Rahmens, Herkommens, Geschlechte, Fortpflanzung (True Description of the Austrian and Habsburg Houses...), written in German, with over 30,000 coats of arms, seals, portraits and other images. Copies of it survive in libraries in Vienna and Dresden,

Birken published an extract under the title Spiegel der Ehren des höchstlöblichen Kayser- und Königlichen Ertzhauses Oesterreich (Mirror of the Lords of the most high Imperial and Kingly House of Austria) in 1668.