[Mosque of Sultan Orcanus II in Bursa, Turkey and in Pest, Hungary]Abbildüng der großen Mosquée so der Türcklische Kaißer Orcanus II in der alten Residenz Stadt Bursa in den Asien, erbauet hat [...]
C.P.S.C.M. [Leipzig, 1725]
Engraving, sheet 300 x 425mm (11¾ x 16¾"). Title in Arabic (Bursa only); text in French and German; foxing to edges.
Views of mosques in Turkey and Hungary. 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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