Mobile menu
Our sites are temporarily closed. More info. Browse the Collection or shop online

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

François Collignon (c.1610-87)

Candia, 1669

PIANTA DELL’ OR / DINANZA DELLE GALE / RE, GALEAZZE, E VASCELLI / nel cannonare il quartiero / de Turchi nel Posto di San / ANDREA’ con il sparo di 12.m / cannonate li 25. Luglio 1669 1669 or later

Etching; printed on paper; mounted, together with two portraits, on one sheet of paper (Mount Type B); gilt edges top, right and bottom. Each portrait engraved and etched; printed on paper; mounted, together with a map on one sheet of paper (Mount Type B); gilt edges top, right and bottom | 23.9 x 28.3 cm (image and neatline of map) | RCIN 723138

Your share link is...

  Close

A combined map and high oblique view of the western side of the Venetian fortress of Candia, showing the Ottoman siege works, with the trenches and saps, and the unsuccessful French relief force, commanded after the death of Morosini in June by the Venetian Alvise II Mocenigo (1628-1709), bombarding the Turkish troops on 24 July 1669 during the final phase 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).

The failed relief force suffered the destruction of a 900-ton French warship, La Thérèse by an accidental explosion (shown on the left in this print numbered 6).

  • François Collignon (c.1610-87) (printmaker and print seller) [bottom left, inside neatline:] fran.co Collignon Sculp. Rome con licenza de Sup.i [bottom right, inside neatline:] Si Vende nel Parione

  • Watermark: Bird standing on three hills in circle. Mount: cropped, deer in circle.

    Watermark: Portraits: under portrait of Mauroceno: fleur-de-lys with the letter G below; none under portrait of Bassa

    Condition: brown discolouration around edges of map and portraits from adhesive

  • 23.9 x 28.3 cm (image and neatline of map)

    24.2 x 28.6 cm (sheet of map)

    15.3 x 12.7 cm (Franciscus Mauroceno )

    15.4 x 12.4 cm (Mahmet Bassa)

    54.7 x 39.7 cm (mount)

  • Printed title:

    PIANTA DELL’ OR / DINANZA DELLE GALE / RE, GALEAZZE, E VASCELLI / nel cannonare il quartiero / de Turchi nel Posto di San / ANDREA’ con il sparo di 12.m / cannonate li 25. Luglio 1669 [map, top right]

    Printed title:

    FRANCISCVS MAVROCENO SER.E REIP.S / VENETÆ ADVERSVS TVRCAS IMPERATOR. [top left, portrait in a roundel]

    Printed title:

    MAHMET BASSA TVRCARVM DOMIN / ARCHISTRATEGVS WLGO GRAN VISIR [top right, portrait in a roundel]

    Additional text:

    [bottom right, in rectangular frame, a key, 1-20, 22-23:] Posto di S. Andrea

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Candia 1667-1669.

    Other annotations (Recto) [bottom left, black pencil:] V/14c. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Candia Pianta dell’ ordinanza delle Galere, Galeazze, e Vascelli nel cannonare il quartiero de Turchi nel Posto di San Andrea li 25 Luglio 1669: by F. Collignon. with Portraits of Mauroceno and Mahmet Bassa

  • 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)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    Mark McDonald, The Print Collection of Cassiano dal Pozzo. Part II, Architecture, Topography and Military Maps, 3 vols, London 2019, cat. no. 3256-3258

Page revisions