Candie / Candia, insula mediterranei maris centum urbium fama celebris../ La ville de Candie capitale de l´isle a la quelle a donné son nom..

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Article ID EUK2889

Title

Candie / Candia, insula mediterranei maris centum urbium fama celebris../ La ville de Candie capitale de l´isle a la quelle a donné son nom..

Description

Map shows the victory of the Greeks against the Turks on Creta, with the city in the background.

Year

ca. 1670

Artist

Jollain

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.

Place of Publication Paris
Dimensions (cm)38,5 x 52,5
ConditionLeft margin replaced
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

Reproduction:

375.00 €

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