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Printed and manuscript maps, prints and views of 22 seventeenth-century wars

François Collignon (c.1610-87)

Candia, 1668


Etching; letterpress text; printed on paper; gilt edges right and bottom | Scale: 1:2,800 approx. | RCIN 723136

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A map of the western side of the Venetian fortress of Candia, showing the Ottoman siege works, with the trenches and saps from 1 January to 5 September 1668 during the final phase of the war and in the penultimate year of the long Ottoman siege, begun in 1648 and continuing until the city capitulated on 27 September 1669. Oriented with west-south-west to top (cardinal points). Fifth Ottoman-Venetian War or Cretan War (1645-69).

  • François Collignon (c.1610-87) (publisher)

    François Collignon (1609-57) (dedicator) [[bottom right of dedicatory text:] Humillimus & obsequent. seruus Franciscus Collignon]

    Clement IX, Pope (r.1667-1669) (Giulio Rospigliosi) (1600-1669) (dedicatee)

  • Watermark: Three hills with indistinct design above in circle

    Condition: almost perfect; slight foxing around edges. Not mounted; gilt edges right and bottom

  • Scale: 1:2,800 approx. Scale bar: Scala di Passa 180. Venetiani [111 mm =]

    29.7 x 43.1 cm (image and neatline)

    30.0 x 43.3 cm (platemark)

    39.7 x 52.0 cm (whole object)

  • Printed title:

    SANCTISSIMO D.N. / CLEMENTI D.P. / PAPAE NONO [top right, to each side of the arms of Clement IX]

    Additional text:

    [text below title begins:] PVgnat cum maximè hoc tempore aduersus visibiles suos / hosted Ecclesia … [ends:] non vt arbitoror aspernaberis. / Sanctitatis Tuæ. [bottom right, two keys: A-I, K-N, P-T, V, X-Y:] LA PARTE DI S. ANDREA ATTACCATA DAL TVRCO / Sotto il 1. Gennaro passato fino al giorno d'hoggi 5. Settemb. 1668. conforme è al presente. [and, 2-21:] Trinciere, Batterie, Breccie fatta dall' Inimico contro il baloardo S. ANDREA.


    George III heading: Candia 1667-1669.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Candia A Plan of part of the Town of Candia attacked by the Turks from the of Jan.y to the of Sept.1668: by F. Collignon

  • Possibly from the collection of Carlo Antonio dal Pozzo (1606-89) who inherited Cassiano dal Pozzo's collection and added to it; sold by Carlo Antonio's grandson to Clement XI, 1703; acquired by Cardinal Alessandro Albani by 1714, from whom purchased by George III in 1762

  • Subject(s)

    Heraklion [Candia, Irákleion], Crete, Greece (35°19ʹ40ʺN 25°08ʹ36ʺE)

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