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Byzantine Churches in Constantinople Their History and Architecture   By: (1874-1952)

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BYZANTINE CHURCHES IN CONSTANTINOPLE

MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED

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TORONTO

[Illustration: PLATE I. MEDIAEVAL MAP OF CONSTANTINOPLE BY BONDELMONTIUS. Frontispiece. ]

NOTE ON THE MAP OF CONSTANTINOPLE

For the map forming the frontispiece and the following note I am greatly indebted to Mr. F. W. Hasluck, of the British School at Athens.

The map is taken from the unpublished Insularium Henrici Martelli Germani ( B.M. Add. MSS. 15,760) f. 40.

A short note on the MS., which may be dated approximately 1490, is given in the Annual of the British School at Athens , xii. 199.

The map of Constantinople is a derivative of the Buondelmontius series, which dates from 1420, and forms the base of all known maps prior to the Conquest. Buondelmontius' map of Constantinople has been published from several MSS., varying considerably in legend and other details:[1] the best account of these publications is to be found in E. Oberhummer's Konstantinopel unter Suleiman dem Grossen , pp. 18 ff. The map in B.M. Arundel , 93, has since been published in Annual B.S.A. xii. pl. i.

In the present map the legends are as follows. Those marked with a dagger do not occur on hitherto published maps.

Reference is made below to the Paris MS. (best published by Oberhummer, loc. cit. ), the Venetian (Mordtmann, Esquisse , p. 45, Sathas, [Greek: Mnêmeia], iii., frontispiece), and the Vatican (Mordtmann, loc. cit. p. 73).

TRACIE PARS GALATHA OLIM NVNC PERA Pera S. Dominicus Arcena Introitus Euxini Maris.

ASIE MINORIS PARS NVNC TVRCHIA. TVRCHIA.

Tracie pars Porta Vlacherne [Symbol: cross] Ab hec ( sic ) porta Vlacherne usque ad portam Sancti Demetri 6 M.P. et centum et decem turres [Symbol: cross] Porta S. Iohannis[1] Porta Chamici[2] Porta Crescu Porta Crescea [Symbol: cross] Ab hec ( sic ) porta que dicitur Crescea usque ad portam Sancti Demetri septem M. passuum et turres centum nonaginta octo. Et ad portam Vlacherne 5 M. passuum et turres nonaginta sex Receptaculum Conticasii[3] Porta olim palacii Imperatoris Porta S. Dimitri Iudee[4] Pistarie p.[5] Messi p. Cheone p.[6] S. Andreas S. Iohannes de Petra Hic Constantinus genuflexus [Symbol: cross] Ad S. Salvatorem [Symbol: cross] Columna Co(n)s? Hic Iustinianus in equo[7] Sancta Sophia Hippodromus S. Demetrius S. Georgius S. Lazarus Domus Pape Domus S. Constantini Sanctorum Apostolorum Porta antiquissima mire ( sic ) arte constructa[8] S. Marta[9] S. Andreas S. Iohannes de Studio Perleftos.

F. W. H.

[1] S. Romani?

[2] Porta Camidi, Vat.

[3] Receptaculum fustarum dein Condoscalli, Par.

[4] Porta Judea, Par.

[5] Porta Piscarii, Par.

[6] Porta Lacherne, Par. , delle Corne, Vat., del Chinigo (i.e. [Greek: Kynêgiou]) in the xvi. cent. Venetian maps.

[7] Theodosius in aequo eneo, Ven. In hoc visus imp. Teod. equo sedens, Vat.

[8] Porta antiquissima pulcra, Par.

[9] St. Ma[=m] (as?) Ven. Sts. Marcus, Vat.

BYZANTINE CHURCHES IN CONSTANTINOPLE

THEIR HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE

BY

ALEXANDER VAN MILLINGEN, M.A., D.D.

PROFESSOR OF HISTORY, ROBERT COLLEGE, CONSTANTINOPLE AUTHOR OF 'BYZANTINE CONSTANTINOPLE,' 'CONSTANTINOPLE'

ASSISTED BY

RAMSAY TRAQUAIR, A.R.I.B.A.

LECTURER ON ARCHITECTURE, COLLEGE OF ART, EDINBURGH

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