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CORONELLI, V.M. - Pianta della Forterra d'ATENE. . . [Athens]
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Pianta della Forterra d'ATENE. . . [Athens] - CORONELLI, V.M.
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Title : Pianta della Forterra d'ATENE. . . [Athens].
Map maker : CORONELLI, V.M..
Date : Venice, 1696.
Size : 17.7 x 24.0 inches. / 45.0 x 61.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :A scarce town-plan showing the fortress and city of Athens, mainly concentrating on classical sites within the city, with a very fine separately printed border consisting of classical garlands and masks.
From the "Atlante Farnese". In 1683 the Venetians invaded Greece trying to wrest control from the Turks. Starting in the Morea, they reached Athens in 1687 and captured the city after an eight-day siege. This map was one of many published in celebration of the conquest by Coronelli, who was Cosmographer to the Republic of Venice. However the occupation was relatively short: the Morea was gradually lost again between 1715-1739.
The remarkable Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), encyclopaedist, geographer, inventor and Doctor of Theology, was citizen of the Republic of Venice. He was also one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers in Europe of his day.
More about Coronelli.
Condition : Very strong impression. Mounted on linen. In very good condition.
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