Fortezza del Volo. Il Forte Carababa

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Article ID EUK3183

Title

Fortezza del Volo. Il Forte Carababa

Description

Map depicts on the front and on reverse, Fort Carababa on the island Creta.

Year

ca. 1680

Artist

Coronelli (1650-1718)

Coronelli Vincenzo, (1650 – 1718). He was a cosmographer, geographer, biographer, encyclopedist, globe maker, inventor and an expert of engeneering and hydraulics. Extraordinarily versatile mind and an extremely tireless man, he produced more than 140 pieces in different genres. At the age of 15, he entered the Franciscan Order, which he then guided as Gran Generale from 1699. He became famous as geographer and mathematician, awakening the interest in these subjects in Italy at the end of the XVII century.

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 Venice
Dimensions (cm)37,5 x 27,5
ConditionVery good
Coloringcolored
TechniqueCopper print

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