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GILLES, Pierre (1490--1555)
[De topographia Constantinopoleos. English]
The antiquities of Constantinople. With a description of its situation, the conveniencies of its port, its publick buildings, the statuary, sculpture, architecture, and other curiosities of that city. ... Written originally in Latin by Petrus Gyllius ... Now translated into English, and enlarged with an ancient Description of the wards of that city, as they stood in the reigns of Arcadius and Honorius. With Pancirolus's notes thereupon. ... By John Ball, formerly of C. C. C. Oxon.

London: printed for the benefit of the translator, 1729.
[16], 295, [9], 63, [1] p., engr. frontis. port, engr. title-pl., 11 pl. (3 fold.) : [1] engr. illus. ; 19.6 cm. (8°)

The title-page is engraved. First published with the title De topographia Constantinopoleos, in 1561. The ancient description of Constantinople called for in the title is separately paginated and has a special title-page reading 'A Description Of The City of Constantinople, As it stood in the Reigns of Arcadius and Honorius. Published from the Notitia Utriusque Imperii. With Pancirolus's Notes'. ESTC t88595.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane/ 1804. Bought from Thomas Boone for 2s. 6d. on 25 January 1804. (Archive 7/3/3).

Binding C18th Cambridge style blind-panelled calf, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 2341


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