Tophane

 
Catalogue
Ottoman Gardens
City
Istanbul
Country
Turkey
Authors
Nurhan Atasoy;
Seyit Ali Kahraman

Description

Evliya Çelebi (Seyahatnâmesi, 1:134a) describes Tophane as follows: There are thousands of big palaces with gardens and orchards, vineyards, along with prosperous houses and waterfront mansions. Most of the citizens of Tophane are merchants, grocers, seafarers, and artillerymen. In addition to closely packed, narrow houses, there were palaces with gardens, orchards, and vineyards.

 

Source

  • Travel Account, 17th century
Catalogue
Ottoman Gardens
City
Istanbul
Country
Turkey
Authors
Nurhan Atasoy;
Seyit Ali Kahraman