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Lot 6306: MERIAN C., "Vera Delineatio Ordinis Bellique Naualis Venetorum Cum Turcis Apud Dardaneli...", c.1650. Scarce copper engraving depicting the naval conflicts between Venetian and Ottoman fleets at Dardanelles. It provides a detailed view of the Ottoman

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by Karamitsos

November 5, 2016

Thessaloniki, Greece

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Description: MERIAN C., "Vera Delineatio Ordinis Bellique Naualis Venetorum Cum Turcis Apud Dardaneli...", c.1650. Scarce copper engraving depicting the naval conflicts between Venetian and Ottoman fleets at Dardanelles. It provides a detailed view of the Ottoman fortifications, positions of the fleets and scenes of naval engagements. A key on the lower part refers to the names of the ships/captains. The title is dated in 1646 indicating that the scene is a depiction of the first Venetian effort to blockade the Dardanelles, in order to cut the reinforcement lines between Constantinople and the under seize Candia (Heraklion). Engr. dim. 31.5x29cm. Full margins, Extremely Fine.

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