Striking view of Istanbul from De Bruyn's Reizen van Cornelis de Bruyn . . . .
This incredible panoramic view, nearly 2 meters wide, gives a spectacular image of Istanbul, the great capital of the Ottoman Empire.
The Dutch painter and traveler, Cornelius de Bruyn, traveled to Constantinople and the empire between 1677 and 1684. All the spires, minarets, mosques and especially the Aya Sophia are depicted here and the Bosphorus is filled with a variety of ships and boats. De Bruyn's account of his travels through the Ottoman empire between 1677 & 1684 was profusely illustrated with engravings made from his drawings and sketches, which are noted for their objectivity and exactness.
Cornelis de Bruyn , 1652-c.1726 was a Dutch portrait painter and traveler.
De Bruyn painted for some years in Italy, where he was known, in Rome, as Adonis. Bruyn is remembered chiefly for the records of his extensive travels in Egypt, Persia, India, and other countries, illustrated with his own designs.