Title: Aya Sofia Constantinople, As Recently Restored by Order of H. M. the Sultan Abdul Medjid
Author: From the original drawings by Chevalier Caspard Fossati
Lithographed by Louis Haghe Esq.
Reprint Edition (reprint of the 1852 edition)
FOLIO SIZE IN LEATHERETTE CLAM SHELL BOX (in addition to an outer Paper Box)
Published by: Sarayburnu Kitaplığı
LANGUAGE: In English, Turkish, Arabic and French
Book condition: Like New
Cover: Like New
Clamshell Box condition: Very Good (small corner damage to inside lower edge)
Full page color illustrations.
St. Sofia converted by Mehmed the Conqueror into a mosque after the conquest of Istanbul often has been restored. There was again needed a major restoration in the era Sultan Abdulmecid. Sultan was appointed architect Gaspard Fossati for this restoration.
Fossati has produced 25 drawings showing the interior and exterior of Hagia Sophia and he suppressed these drawings as a album in 1852 in French. The Fossati brothers were Swiss architects. They completed more than fifty projects in Turkey during the Tanzimat Era. They belonged to the Morcote branch of the Fossati, a prominent Ticinese family with mentions in the historical record going back to the 14th century.
Publisher: Sarayburnu Kitaplığı, 2014
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