SANDRART, Jacob von
Jacob von Sandrart (1630-1708) was a German painter and engraver. He started learning the art of printmaking in his uncle’s workshop in Amsterdam, at the age of ten and was professionally active principally in Nuremberg. He married an engraver’s daughter and they had nine children. One of his daughters also became an engraver. Sandrart was a prolific artist, of whom four hundred signed engravings have survived. He was famous for his portraits of eminent citizens of Nuremberg and for his views and maps of cities in Europe and Africa. He was also the first director of the Nuremberg Academy of Fine Arts. In the prints in the present work, the influence of similar copperplate engravings of the late sixteenth century are discernible. Certain views of cities, although supposed to depict specific locations, are in reality imaginary representations.
Written by Ioli Vingopoulou
SANDRART, Jacob von - Istanbul
View of Istanbul. 1. Heptapyrgion or Yedikule castle 3. Fenerbahçe quarter. 4. Port of Kadiköy. 5-6. Scutari palace. 7. Tower of Leander. 8. Port of Scutari. 9.10 Tophane quarter and street market. 11. Galata and Pera district. 12. Shipyards of Kasımpaşa. 13. New Mosque (Mosque of Valide Sultan) 14. Palace of Porphyrogenitus.
Map of the Dardanelles and the Sea of Marmara: 1. Mount Uludag (Olympus of Mysia). 2. Marmara Sea or Propontis. 3. The islands of Marmara. 4. The position of Gallipoli. 5. Sultaniye castle on the Asian shore of the Dardanelles. 6. The Hellespont. 7,8. The New Fortresses of the Dardanelles. 9. The New Fortresses of the Dardanelles. 10. Ancient remains at the Troad. 11. Mount Ida at the Troad. 12. Simoes river. 13. Istanbul.