Die Solimanney, oder Mosquée, welche Sultan Solimann. II, zü Constantinopel hat baüen laßen [...]
C.P.S.C.M. [Leipzig, 1725]
Engraving, sheet 300 x 425mm (11¾ x 16¾"). Title in Arabic with text in French and German; foxing to margins only.
View of the Süleymaniye mosque in Istanbul, with trompe l'oeil design and accompanying plan. The mosque was built on the order of Sultan Süleyman (1550-8) It is the largest mosque in the city. Procession in foreground. Plate from Austrian architect Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwurf einer historischen Architektur' ('Outline of Historical Architecture', first published 1721) , the first comparative architecture of all periods and nations. It was the most influential 18th century book illustrating Islamic architecture, treating Islamic and other eastern buildings with the same detail as the more canonical ancient buildings also included in the book.
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