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

François Collignon (c. 1610-87)

Candia, 1669

NVOVO DISEGNO DELL’ ASSEDIO / DELLA CITTÀ DI CANDIA CON LE sue nuoue fortificationi è Ritirate tanto / disegnate è premeditate quanto gia fatte è / perfettionate del presente Mese 15. 7bre 1669 1669 or later

Etching; printed on paper; gilt edges left, right and bottom | Scale: 1:5,800 approx. | RCIN 723139

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An etched map of the Venetian fortress of Candia, showing the Ottoman siege works, with the trenches and saps on 15 September 1669 in the final days of the long Ottoman siege, begun in 1648 and continuing until the city capitulated on 27 September 1669. Map oriented with south to top (cardinal points). Fifth Ottoman-Venetian War or Cretan War (1645-69).

  • François Collignon (c. 1610-87) (print seller) [top centre, below title, in title cartouche:] in / Roma con licea de sup.ri 
    [top right, at end of key:] Si Vende nella Botega di fran.co / Collignon nel Parione in Roma

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in circle, small circle [or letter C?] above

    Condition: creased; some foxing. No mount

  • Scale: 1:5,800 approx. Scale bar: scala di Passi N.o 160 [48 mm =]

    34.1 x 50.1 cm (image and neatline)

    34.4 x 50.3 cm (platemark)

    40.3 x 54.6 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    NVOVO DISEGNO DELL’ ASSEDIO / DELLA CITTÀ DI CANDIA CON LE sue nuoue fortificationi è Ritirate tanto / disegnate è premeditate quanto gia fatte è / perfettionate del presente Mese 15. 7bre 1669 [top centre in cartouche featuring a double headed eagle]

    Additional text:

    [top left, in rectangular panel, a key, 1-34:] DICHIARATIONE DELLE / FORTIFICATIONI INTERIORI / ET ESTERIORI DI CANDIA 1669. [the key is continued, top right, in a rectangular panel, 35-64.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Candia 1667-1669.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Candia Pianta della Citta di Candia assediata da Turchi ali 12 [sic] di Settembre 1669.

  • Possibly from the collection of Carlo Antonio dal Pozzo (1606-89) who inherited Cassiano's 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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