[Zrecin, J.]. Beschreibung der Kaiserstadt Constantinopel, ihrer Umgebungen, Sitten und Gebräuche. Nebst einem Anhang, die türkische Festungsstadt Schumla darstellend.

Koblenz, Wilhelm Mainzer, 1829.

8vo. VI, 41, (1), 8 pp. With 4 folding lithographed maps and 3 plates (2 folding). 19th century half cloth.

 1,800.00

Second edition of this German description of Constantinople, its environs and local customs, expanded by two plates. "The author, Zrecin, is mentioned in the Mainz edition [...], but the wirk seems to have been edited by C. V. Sommerlatt whose name occurs at the end of the preface in this edition. An enlarged edition appeared at Coblenz in 1829" (Atabey). Contains a map and a view of Constantinople, a map of European Turkey, a view of the fortress of Shumen, one portrait of Sultan Mahmud II, a "copy of a Turkish firman", and a letterpress plate enumerating the "Muslim articles of faith".

Occasional slight foxing; with faint marginal waterstains to final leaves. Ownership stamp of Walter Seydel (1946) on verso of title page.

Blackmer 1872; Atabey 1356 (note).

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