Constantinopolis, published in Frankfurt, Germany, performed as the inspiration of both Constantinople and Constantinopel. Matthaus Merian, a leading chorographer of the seventeenth century, illustrated and published the two-sheet copperplate engraving in 1638.[1] Hesituates the viewer above the Beyoğludistrict with a clear view of the Golden Horn and its bicoastal urban centers. Additionally, he provides a twenty-nine-point key of locations he thinks of value in German text. He published his illustration of Constantinople in the publishing house of his father-in-law and mentor, Theodor de Bry.[2]

[1] “Constantinopolis – Constantinopolitanae Urbis Effigies ad Vivum Expressa, quam Turcae Stampoldam Vocant.” Sanderus AntiqueMaps and Books, n.d.

[2] “Constantinopolis.” Barry Lawrence Ruderman AntiqueMaps, n.d.