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The Balkans. From near Widdin.

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Article ID EUR4077
Artist Godfrey
Title The Balkans. From near Widdin.
Year ca. 1880
Description View of the harbour city Varna at the Black Sea in Bulgaria, with decorative ships in the forground.
Varna is the second-largest city in Bulgaria and the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Since late Bronze Age (13th–12th c. BC) the area around Odessos had been populated with Thracians who had active commercial and cultural contacts with people from Anatolia, Thessaly, Caucasus and the Mediterranean Sea. Odessos is one of the oldest ancient settlements in Bulgaria. Control changed from Byzantine to Bulgarian hands several times during the Middle Ages. By the late 13th century, with the Treaty of Nymphaeum of 1261, the offensive-defensive alliance between Michael VIII Palaeologus and Genoa that opened up the Black Sea to Genoese commerce, Varna had turned into a thriving commercial port city frequented by Genoese and later also by Venetian and Ragusan merchant ships.
Dimensions (cm)15 x 18,5
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueSteel engraving


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