Mallet, Allain Manesson

1683

Candie

Antique view of Crete, Greece (Candie)

DESCRIPTION: Small, attractive antique view of the harbor of Candia (Heraklion or Iraklio) on Crete, Greece with mosques and other buildings surmounted by the cresent moon of the Ottoman Caliphate. Galleys and other warships battle offshore in the Mediterranean Sea and the smoke of cannon fire indicate a westerly breeze. By Allain Mallet, Paris, 1683.

The Ottomans captured most of Crete during the early years of the Cretan War (1645-1669) but the Venetians retained control of the capital, Candia, until the very end in 1669. This engraved view probably captures a moment in the final battle for control of Heraklion. Page 203.

Published by Mallet in "Description de l'Univers" . Allain Mallet (1630-1706) was a French engineer, soldier, and cartographer. He served in the court of King Louis XIV as a techer of mathematics. In addition to "Description de l'Univers" Mallet also published "Les Travaux de Mars ou l'Art de la Guerre".

CREATOR: Mallet, Allain Manesson

PUBLICATION DATE: 1683

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Greece

BODY OF WATER: Aegean Sea

CONDITION: Good.  Clean with a strong dark impression.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Mallet

SIZE: 4 " x 6 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 2

PRICE: $85


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