Rare plan of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul
This rare plan of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul was published by John Rocque, an English engraver, active in London from 1734. The title is printed in English and French as well the 55 number key left and right of the plan is bilingual. Also two large sailing ships and six rowing boats are shown.
We only could locate a handful of copies of this plan, hold by the Libraries in Yale, London, Bern and Paris.
For a detailed biography of John Rocque and a list of his works, see Map Forum Issue 3 online at http://www.mapforum.com/05/may.htm
Perfect condition. It is quite unusual to find a separate published map in such preservation.
John Rocque was an English engraver, active in London from 1734. He is best known for a 24-sheet plan of London published in 1746.
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John Rocque: The Seraglio & Gardens of the Grand Seignior. / Serrail & Jardins du Grand Seigneur..
Antique map of the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul. Printed in London in the year 1752.
Turkey - Rocque, John - The Seraglio & Gardens of the Grand...