|Artist||Gavard, Charles after Benard|
|Published||Publie par Jules Renouard, Libraire, A Paris. A.H. Dufour direx. Gavard Sculp. Benard Scrip. [Paris, 1838]|
|Dimensions||208 x 255 mm|
A city plan of Constantinople, modern Istanbul, from the third edition of Balbi's Abrégé de Géographie. The map shows principal buildings and monuments, as well as the footprints of residential blocks. By modern standards, the city is still relatively small, being limited to within the Theodosian Wall and Aqueduct of Valens on the Sarayburnu, and two smaller urban areas at Galata and Scutari. Along the bottom of the map is a numeric key.
Charles Gavard (1794-1871) was a French engraver, lithographer, and publisher.
Auguste Henri Dufour (1795-1865) was a French geographer and author, and a student of Lapie at the Depot de la Marine. His most notable collaborations were with Malte-Brun and Adrien Balbi.
Adriano Balbi (1782-1848) was an Italian geographer, cartographer, and physicist, who travelled and worked throughout western Europe, particularly in Portugal and France. While resident in Paris, he published the highly popular Abrégé de Géographie, which underwent a number of editions in various languages.
Condition: Central vertical fold as issued. Trimmed along bottom margin, as issue, but with partial loss of publication line.Blank on verso.