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Istanbul (Constantinople), by Georg Balthasar Probst. c. 1760

Georg Balthasar Probst (1732-1801)

Engraver and print publisher working in Augsburg between 1766-1790. Grandson of Jeremias Wolff and son of Johann Balthasar.
Like his father, Georg Balthasar Probst learned the craft of copperplate engraving and received the title of master craftsman in 1754, at the age of 22. First, together with his father and other outstanding engravers, he participated in the publication of the important series of about one meter wide panoramas of the most important cities in Europe. His main work, however, became later his more than 400 perspective views that he published.

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Constantinopolis.

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Item Number:  28013
Category:  Antique maps > Asia > Turkey - Cyprus
References: Sixt v. Kapff - K300

Old, antique perspective view of Istanbul (Constantinople), by Georg Balthasar Probst.

Title: Constantinopolis.
G.M. Probst, sc. - Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac: Caes: Majestatis. - Georg Balthasar Probst, excud. A.V.

Engraver: Georg Mattheus Probst.

Date: c. 1760.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 325 x 415mm (12.8 x 16.34 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Original coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+.
References: Sixt v. Kapff, K300

Separate publication.

Georg Balthasar Probst (1732-1801)

Engraver and print publisher working in Augsburg between 1766-1790. Grandson of Jeremias Wolff and son of Johann Balthasar.
Like his father, Georg Balthasar Probst learned the craft of copperplate engraving and received the title of master craftsman in 1754, at the age of 22. First, together with his father and other outstanding engravers, he participated in the publication of the important series of about one meter wide panoramas of the most important cities in Europe. His main work, however, became later his more than 400 perspective views that he published.