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Cerigo

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Article ID EUK1302
Artist Peeters (1637-1695)
Jacques Peeters ( 1637- 1695). Cartographer, engraver & Publisher.
Title Cerigo
Year ca. 1700
Description Map shows the island of Cerigo.
The Ionian Islands are an archipelago in the Ionian Sea that stretches from the Greek west coast of Albania in the north to the Peloponnese in the south. These include Corfu, Paxos, Lefkada, Ithaca, Kefalonia and Zakynthos, Kythira (together with Andikythira). The Ionian Islands also include some coastal islands in the south of the Peloponnese. Corfu came only in 734 BC Chr. An. BC in Greek culture. In contrast, Lefkada, Ithaca, Kefalonia and Zakynthos were already an essential part of early Greek Mycenaean culture. They later formed the western border of the Eastern Roman Empire. There was a lively cultural exchange during the Venetian rule. The Venetian language was spoken until the 1950s. The islands belonged to the Republic of Venice until 1797. After Napoleon Bonaparte conquered Venice, they came under French rule and in 1800, under the Russian-Ottoman protectorate, formed the Republic of the Ionian Islands, the first modern Greek state. From 1807 to 1814 they were again under Napoleonic rule, after the fall of Napoleon the British took power over what was originally the "United States of the Seven Islands". After a vote in parliament, the Ionian Islands joined the Greek state in 1864, which had been independent since 1830 and to which they have belonged since.
Dimensions (cm)14,5 x 20
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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