Istanbul, the capital of the Ottoman Empire

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Istanbul, the capital of the Ottoman Empire

George Sandys (1578-1644)
A relation of a iourney begun an: Dom: 1610: Foure bookes. Containing a description of the Turkish Empire, of Ægypt, of the Holy Land, of the remote parts of Italy, and ilands adioyning
"The City of Constantinople"
London: Printed by Richard Field, 1621
An engraving of 18th century Istanbul, the capital of the Ottoman Empire, displaying the dominance of the mosques in the skyline, as seen from the Marmara sea
Woodcut map of Constantinople
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