Auction 112, Lot 604

"Dardanelo Fortezza dala parte dela Gretia posta nella bocha dello stretto di Costatinop del Signor Turcho", Camocio, Giovanni Francesco

Subject: Turkey

Period: 1574 (circa)

Publication: Isole Famose, Porti, Fortezze, e Terre Maritime.

Color: Black & White

9 x 6.4 inches
22.9 x 16.3 cm

Fabulous view of a Turkish fortress and village that guarded the Dardanelles. The fine engraving shows the fortress with smoking cannons and huge crescent banners, and a single galley in the strait. This engraving is from one of the most important and rare 16th century Italian atlases. The maps from this atlas illustrate the Siege of Vienna in 1566 and the theatre of war in the Mediterranean between Venice and the Turkish Empire from 1570-1573.


Condition: A

Fine sharp impression with a bit of minor surface soil at corners.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/28/2005