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Candia

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Article ID EUK3526
Artist Breidenbach, von (1440-1497)
Berhard von Breidenbach, also Breydenbach) was a famous official and politican on the diocese Mainz. He issued an often readed travel description to the Hollyland and was very famous because of the issue of the first medical herbs book in german language.
Title Candia
Year ca. 1486
Description View of the city Cadia( now Iraklio) on the island of Kreta.
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.
Place of Publication Mainz
Dimensions (cm)25 x 78,5
ConditionMounted, margins extended
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueWoodcut

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