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COMIDAS, Cosimo. Descrizione Topografica dello Stato Presente di Costantinopoli arricchita di figure umiliata alla sacra real maesta di Ferdinando IV, Re delle due Sicilie..., Bassano, MDCCXCIV [=1794].

Cosimo Comidas de Carbognano (?-?) was a catholic Armenian, interpreter and minister of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in Istanbul. In addition, he authored a grammar of the Turkish language. This work includes views of monuments in Istanbul and its surrounding area. His drawings are simple and rudimentary, with simple lines, but nevertheless constitute an invaluable source on mosques, aqueducts, walls and other landmarks of the city.

Written by Ioli Vingopoulou

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