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CHATELAIN, H. - Bosphore de Thrace.

CHATELAIN, H. -  Bosphore de Thrace.
CHATELAIN, H. - Bosphore de Thrace.
Date: Amsterdam, 1720
Size: 365 x 427 mm.
Colouring: Uncoloured.
Condition: Very good impression.


This handsome folio sheet present three views of the strategically important Bosporus. At top is a large decorative bird's-eye view of Istanbul as viewed from across the water, which is filled with a variety of ships. The two smaller views at bottom shows an aqueduct near Istanbul and the Column of Pompeii. The views are flanked with French text describing the region. From Chatelain's monumental 7 volume "Atlas Historique".

Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684 – 1743) was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. He lived consecutively in Paris, St. Martins, London (c. 1710), the Hague (c. 1721) and Amsterdam (c. 1728). He is best known as a Dutch cartographer and more specifically for his cartographic contribution in the seminal seven volume Atlas Historique, published from 1705 to 1720.
The atlas, though published anonymously, is generally known to have been the work of the Chatelain family. Ground-breaking for its time, this work included studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography.
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