"Conquiste della Serenissima Republica di Venetia Nella Morea Sotto il Comando del Doge Francesco Morosini", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria
Subject: Corinth, Greece
Period: 1690 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23.7 x 17.8 inches
60.2 x 45.2 cm
This uncommon and beautifully engraved map chronicles and celebrates Venetian military activity during the Morean War (1684-99), which was part of the wider conflict in the Great Turkish War between the Republic of Venice and the Ottoman Empire. It centers roughly on the Fortezza di Corinto (Acrocorinth) and features excellent topographical detail of the surrounding area. 24 circular plan views of various key fortifications are incorporated into the decorative garlands along the sides of the map. An inset at top right zooms out to show Greece and part of Italy and Turkey. There are two blank shields at top, and north is oriented to the bottom of the sheet. The map is dedicated to Domenico Contarini, a former Doge of Venice, and Pope Innocent XII.
A crisp impression with a hint of toning along the centerfold.