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Planta Della Real Fortezza, e Cittá di Candia…

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Article ID EUK3640
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.
Title Planta Della Real Fortezza, e Cittá di Candia…
Year ca. 1690
Description Decorative city plan of Candia ( now Iraklio) on the greek island Kreta.
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)44,5 x 60
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


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