[RARE PANORAMA OF CONSTANTINOPLE / JEWISH EDITORS] La Corne d'Or - Totalansicht des Goldenen Horns. Editör: Salomon Cohen, Jüksek Kalderim 118, Constatinople

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COHEN, SALOMON (Edited by).

Salomon Cohen, Constantinople, [ca. 1900].

Lithographed. 14x10 cm when originally folded into three, 42x10 cm when opened. The place names are bilingual in German and French. A fine copy.

Extremely rare lithographed panoramic view of Constantinople, containing the complete Golden Horn with both sides: On the opposite shore, from left to right, Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Nuruosmaniye Mosque, Yeni Mosque, Sultan Bayazid Mosque, Beyazit Tower, also named Seraskier Tower, Seraskerat (The War Ministry), and Süleymaniye Mosque; On the near shore, Galata Bridge, Yeni Mosque, Karaköy Port, and Galata Port can be seen. The photograph is seemingly taken from the Galata Tower, frequently used by early photographers when taking panoramas of Istanbul because it allowed them to have an overlooking view of the landscape. The tower is an old Genoese tower in the Galata part of the Beyoglu district of Istanbul, Turkey. Built as a watchtower at the highest point of the (lost) Walls of Galata, the tower is now an exhibition space and museum, and a symbol of Beyoglu and Istanbul.

Salomon Cohen was a Jewish postcard editor who worked at shop no. 118 in Pera, Yüksek Kaldirim. According to Yilmaz, he edited 100 different postcards. Additionally, the editor's home address is also given in the relevant book. The panorama offered for sale is extremely rare. Editor rarity: 3RRR.

Source: Yilmaz p. 219 (Osmanli Dönemi kartpostal editörleri: 1895-1923, Anadolu, Trakya, Istanbul = Ottoman Era postcard editors: 1895-1923, Anatolia, Thrace, Istanbul).

We can’t find it in any data on OCLC, or KVK, alongside the market and auction records.