Evliya Çelebi describes this place as follows: "It is a prosperous and bejeweled town next to a large port, with 800 houses, gardens, and vineyards. Its shops and bazaars are adorned with tall trees. It is under the control of the master gardener of Sultaniye."
Source: Travel Account, 17th century
-Nurhan Atasoy, Seyit Ali Kahraman
Evliya Çelebi Seyahatnâmesi: Topkapı Sarayı Bağdat 304 Yazmasının transkripsiyonu (Open in Zotero)
Originally published at: Atasoy, Nurhan, and Seyit Ali Kahraman “Beykoz.” Middle East Gardens Traditions. Dumbarton Oaks, December 1, 2014. https://www.doaks.org/resources/middle-east-garden-traditions/catalogue/C98. Archived at: https://perma.cc/5UDZ-R9BM.