Delineatio Pugnae navalis inter Venetos et Turcas, habitae anto Portum Fochianum, quiest in Asia.

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Delineatio Pugnae navalis inter Venetos et Turcas, habitae anto Portum Fochianum, quiest in Asia.


Sea battle between the Turks and the Venetians in the Gulf of Izmir, Turkey on May 12, 1649. On the left of the title cartouche, portrait of the Turkish general, on the right, portrait of the general of the Venetian fleet Jacobus Riua.


ca. 1669


Merian (1593-1650)

Matthäus Merian (1593 – 1650) , born in Basel, learned the art of copperplate engraving in Zurich and subsequently worked and studied in Strasbourg, Nancy, and Paris, before returning to Basel in 1615. The following year he moved to Frankfurt, Germany where he worked for the publisher Johann Theodor de Bry. He married his daughter, Maria Magdalena 1617. In 1620 they moved back to Basel, only to return three years later to Frankfurt, where Merian took over the publishing house of his father-in-law after de Bry's death in 1623. In 1626 he became a citizen of Frankfurt and could henceforth work as an independent publisher. He is the father of Maria Sibylla Merian, who later published her the famous and wellknown studies of flowers, insects and butterflies.

Historical Description

The Ottoman wars in Europe were a series of military conflicts between the Ottoman Empire and various European states dating from the Late Middle Ages up through the early 20th century. The earliest conflicts began during the Byzantine–Ottoman wars, waged in Anatolia in the late 13th century before entering Europe in the mid 14th century, followed by the Bulgarian–Ottoman wars and the Serbian–Ottoman wars waged beginning in the mid 14th century. Much of this period was characterized by Ottoman expansion into the Balkans. The Ottoman Empire made further inroads into Central Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries, culminating in the peak of Ottoman territorial claims in Europe. The Ottoman–Venetian Wars spanned four centuries, starting in 1423 and lasting until 1718.

Place of Publication Frankfurt on Main
Dimensions (cm)29 x 38,5 cm
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


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