[Sultan Achmed Mosque, Istanbul]Prospect von dem großen und Herzlichen Tempel oder Mosquee des großen Sultan Achmed [...]
C.P.S.C.M. [Leipzig, 1725]
Engraving, sheet 300 x 425mm (11¾ x 16¾"). Text in French and German; foxing to margins only.
View of the Sultan Achmed mosque in Istanbul, with accompanying plan. The mosque was built on the order of Sultan Achmed from 1609-16. It is popularly known as the 'blue mosque' for the blue tiles on its exterior walls. 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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