IstanbulCapital of Empires Introduction by Ömer Koç
Hand bound in embossed red leather and presented in a slipcase covered in an
Ottoman-style velvet woven in Venice. Facsimile reproductions of images that have been selected from rare books on Constantinople and the Ottoman Empire by travellers and artists, that were published in Europe between 16th and 19th centuries.
The 10 selected texts and their engravings are presented under four different headings: Visions of an Imperial capital, Ceremonies and processions, Military and court costume, Women in court and society. Tri tone and full colour reproductions of engravings: architectural and panoramic views on fold-out pages, maps and depictions of social customs and of the costumes and paraphernalia of the Ottoman court.
Outstanding printing on specially hand made paper for this book make this a collector’s item.
34 x 48.5 cm, 200 pages. Slipcase covered with a exquisite Ottoman style velvet woven in Venice.
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