"Prospect der Statt Candia [on sheet with] Das Bollwerct Sabionira... [and] Das Bollwerct St. Andreae...", Anon.
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.
A crisp impression issued folding on a watermarked sheet with minor marginal soiling.