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Map of the City of Istanbul, from Book on Navigation by Piri Reis
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Map of the City of Istanbul, from Book on Navigation by Piri Reis


Description Provenance Credit
Description This folio from Walters manuscript W.658 contains a map of the city of Constantinople (Qustantiniyah).
Provenance Ahmad Afandi [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [see folio 4a]; Ali Afandi [date and mode of acquisiton unknown] [see folio 4a]; Sayyid Ali Qapudan [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [see folio 1a]; Sultan Mahmud Khan [date and mode of acquistion unknown] [waqf seal and followed by a bequest statement (now erased), and the seal of the inspector of wakfs, Mustafá Tahir, see folio 4a]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
late 11th century AH/17th century AD-early 12th century AH/18th century AD (Ottoman)
Medium
opaque watercolor and ink on laid European paper; bound between boards covered with leather, gold
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.658.370B
Measurements
H: 13 3/8 x W: 9 7/16 in. (34 x 24 cm)
Geographies
  • Turkey (Place of Origin)
  • Constantinople (present-day Istanbul, Turkey) (Place Depicted)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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