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Auction 167, Lot 348

Rare Engraving of the Siege of Candia

"Geometrisch-Grundrichtige Zuvor nie Gesehne Abbildung der Welt Beruffene Real-Vestung Candia", Hoffman, Johannes

Subject: Candia, Crete

Period: 1670 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 15.9 inches
49 x 40.4 cm
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This superb bird's-eye plan of Candia (now Heraklion) shows the city under siege by the Ottomans towards the end of the Siege of Candia, which ultimately lasted 21 years. The fortifications are well depicted, and the sea is filled with galleons.


Condition: A

An excellent impression on watermarked paper with a couple of unobtrusive rust spots and light foxing confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500


Closed on 3/28/2018