Candia.

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Article ID EUK4084

Title

Candia.

Description

Map of the island of Kreta (Candia) with the city Iraklio (former Candia) nand decorative off shore ships.

Year

ca. 1690

Artist

Müller

Historical Description

The island of Creta is first described in texts from the Syrian city of Mari in the 18th century BC. BC called Kaptara, which are later repeated in Neoassyrian records and in the Bible (Caphtor). It was also known as Keftiu in ancient Egypt, strongly suggesting that a shape similar to both was the Minoan name for the island.

Dimensions (cm)14,5 x 18
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringcolored
TechniqueCopper print

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