Istanbul Turkey City Streets Push Pin Map Wall Art

$39.00

Map of Istanbul, Map of Istanbul Turkey

Known for being the only pan-continental city in the world (situated in both Europe and Asia), Istanbul is celebrated for both its history and beautiful landscapes. It was formerly the capital of both the Byzantine and Ottoman Empire. Bring the “City of the World’s Desire” to life with our highly-detailed Map of Istanbul Turkey. Choose between various frames, styles, and custom titles. The impressive details of roads, trails, railways, rivers, and more will give you a new perspective of your favorite city.

About Our City Maps:  

At GeoJango, we are experts in GIS mapping and developing products of the highest quality display. Each of our five unique styles is designed by programming thousands of layers within each map. Each map art print is created using open street maps, a comprehensive world-wide database of roads, streets, and other features. In turn, our maps are the most accurate, high-quality, and stylish on the market.

Choose Your Style:  

Our City Maps come in 5 styles: Toner, Pencil, Night, Retro, and Ganymede.

Toner - This map is our classic black and white style. It is crisp, clean, and the perfect addition to any space.

Pencil - Our etched, pencil design is one of our top-sellers. The beautiful ocean pattern and neutral color palette complement any of your favorite cities.  

Night - This style showcases the nightlife of your favorite city. The variation of grey tones will complement any home.

Retro - This option will add the perfect pop of color to any space. The retro map view makes water features, parks, and roadways pop.  

Ganymede - Named after Jupiter’s largest moon, this style is bound to make a statement in any spot. The muted blue and teal tones give this map a unique look that showcases the different streets, topography, and more.

Customize Your Map:

Make the map genuinely unique to you by creating a custom title and subtitle. Be creative and write why Istanbul is unique to you.

A Perfect Gift for: Big-city goers, history lovers, avid travelers, and geography enthusiasts. This is ideal for a graduation, wedding or move-in gift for everyone!

Applications: This is the perfect addition as hospitality wall art for hotels, vacation rentals, local businesses, and more! Decorate your office, home, apartment, or vacation home with the city you live in, one you’ve traveled to, or as inspiration for your next adventure.

Construction: Our Framed City Maps are printed on high-quality Photo Satin Paper and can be used with push pins. We mount the map on a high-quality pin board using heavy machinery for a bound that will last.

Our Quality Guarantee:

We stand behind our work and guarantee the highest level of quality and construction. Contact us if you have any problems with your map, and we’ll coordinate to ensure you are happy with the order.

History of the City

The history of Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, is a saga that spans thousands of years and several empires. Formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, this city has played a central role in the rise and fall of major civilizations. Its strategic location straddling Europe and Asia, along with its stunning architecture, culture, and diverse population, make Istanbul a unique and historically significant metropolis.

Ancient Byzantium: The origins of Istanbul can be traced back to ancient times. Around 660 BCE, a Greek colony was founded on the European side of the Bosphorus Strait, known as Byzantium. It thrived as a trading post due to its favorable location and access to both the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea.

Roman and Byzantine Period: Byzantium's importance continued to grow, and in 330 CE, the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great chose it as the site for his new capital, which he named Constantinople. Under the Byzantine Empire, the city became a center of trade, culture, and Christianity, with landmarks like the Hagia Sophia, an architectural masterpiece.

The Byzantine Empire's Decline: Constantinople served as the Byzantine capital for over a millennium, but by the 12th century, the empire began to weaken due to internal strife and external threats. In 1204, the city was captured and plundered during the Fourth Crusade, causing significant damage to its cultural heritage.

Ottoman Conquest: In 1453, the Ottoman Empire, led by Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, successfully captured Constantinople after a prolonged siege. The city was then renamed Istanbul. The Ottomans continued to develop the city, making it their capital and a center of commerce, religion, and culture.

Ottoman Glory and Multiculturalism: During the height of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul became a melting pot of cultures and religions, with mosques, churches, and synagogues coexisting. The city's skyline was dominated by architectural wonders like the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace. Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, one of the world's oldest and largest covered markets, was a hub of trade and commerce.

Decline and Modernization: By the 18th century, the Ottoman Empire faced challenges from within and abroad, leading to its gradual decline. Istanbul, however, remained a vital center as various reform efforts, such as the Tanzimat reforms, aimed at modernizing the city and the empire. In the late 19th century, the construction of the iconic Galata Bridge and the development of a European-style district known as Pera (now Beyoğlu) transformed Istanbul's skyline.

Republic of Turkey: Following World War I and the Turkish War of Independence, Istanbul became part of the newly established Republic of Turkey in 1923, with Ankara as the capital. Istanbul, however, continued to be a cultural and economic powerhouse. In 1930, its name was officially changed to Istanbul.

Contemporary Istanbul: Today, Istanbul is a thriving metropolis, home to over 15 million people. The city straddles two continents, Europe and Asia, connected by bridges and tunnels. Its rich cultural heritage is evident in its historic districts, such as Sultanahmet and the Grand Bazaar, and its modern neighborhoods like Beyoğlu.

Istanbul remains a dynamic center of commerce, tourism, and culture, with a blend of ancient traditions and contemporary trends. It is known for its vibrant arts scene, world-class cuisine, and stunning landmarks like the Hagia Sophia, which has been converted into a mosque once again.

Istanbul's history is a testament to its resilience and adaptability. From Byzantium to Constantinople to Istanbul, the city has continually reinvented itself while preserving its unique identity. Its location as a bridge between continents and its rich cultural heritage make Istanbul an enduring symbol of the meeting of East and West.