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Nikopolis, türkische Festung an der Donau.

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Article ID EUR4666
Artist Scott
Title Nikopolis, türkische Festung an der Donau.
Year ca. 1877
Description View of the town of Nikopol on the lower Danube in Bulgaria.
In Roman times, it was a village in the province of Moesia, first mentioned in 169. After the decline of the Roman Empire, the town turned out to be located at the northern border of the Byzantine Empire. Under Ottoman rule, Nikopol developed into an important military and administrative centre as sanjak, with a strong fortress and a flourishing economic, spiritual and political life, until it went into a decline during the 17th and 18th centuries. It was the centre of a district (kaza), but it was overtaken by Pleven as the regional centre of that part of the Bulgarian lands. Nikopol was captured by the Russians in the Battle of Nikopol in 1877.
Place of Publication Germany
Dimensions (cm)10,5 x 22,5 cm
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueWood engraving

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