Catalog Archive
Auction 156, Lot 594

"Prospect der Statt Candia [on sheet with] Das Bollwerct Sabionira... [and] Das Bollwerct St. Andreae...", Anon.

Subject: Crete

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication: Theatri Europaei...

Color: Black & White

14.8 x 11.9 inches
37.6 x 30.2 cm

This copper engraved sheet focuses on Crete near the end of the Siege of Candia (1648-69), a conflict in which Ottoman forces besieged the Venetian-ruled city until their ultimate victory 21 years later. It features two plans and a panoramic view of Candia at top. The plans depict the fortifications and are dated 1668-69. The view is very attractive, showing the mountainous island of Crete with numerous ships and boats in the foreground.


Condition: A

A crisp impression issued folding on a watermarked sheet with minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $150 - $180


Closed on 2/17/2016