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Methoni, Messania, S.W. Peloponnesus,

Methoni. Loschge, Leonhard. Methoni. "Modon" Nürnberg/ Nuremberg. Loschge Leonhard. 1687
Extremely scarce small copper engraved view of the castle and town of Methoni, Messinia, Peloponnesus from Loschge's "Neue vermehrte Beschreibungder trflichen Halbinsel Morea mit den Angrezenten Inseln und Provinzen des Coronelli und andern Italianischen Schriften"
Modern hand colour

Methoni was built by the Venetians after 1209 at a strategic location, on a rock penetrating the sea and is separated from the land by an artificial moat. The Venetians started having their eye on the harbour of Methoni since the 12th century, since 'it was in the middle of the route from Venice to the East'. Moreover, in 1125, they had launched an attack against the pirates who used it as a shelter, because they had captured Venetian traders on their way home from the East The Venetians occupied Methoni.In 1206, and their domination was established in the spring of 1209 with a treaty signed with Villehardouin, who made all the necessary consents that would guarantee him the help of Venice for the final subordination of the Peloponnese. The Venetians fortified Methoni, which developed, as well as Koroni, into an important trade center with great prosperity.
The Ottoman Turks captured the town in 1500 and despite many attempts and seiges it would not fall until the venetians retook it in 1686.
During the whole of the 16th and 17th century, even though the look of Methoni has not changed, the decline in all sectors was obvious. In June 1686 the forces of Morozini had Methoni under siege. The Turks surrendered on the 10th of July. The walls, that suffered substantial damages during the siege were repaired and new inhabitants were sent to reinforce the population of the town. However, this second period of Venetian occupation did not last for long. In 1715 the Turks launched a siege to the castle and the Venetian defenders, deserted it. During this second period of Turkish occupation, the decline was complete. As is apparent from travelers´ descriptions, the population was reduced, the battlements were in bad condition and the harbour became shallow. The most important trade conducted was that of slaves. Dark impression; modern hand colour; mounted.
Not In Zacharakis but description of maps Nos 2080-2101. 57 by 112mm (2¼ by 4½ inches).    €140
Stock No. 2727 - Greece full description

Megalopolis, Arcadia, Peloponnesus.

Megalopolis. Loschge, Leonhard. Megalopolis. "Bellveder" Nürnberg/ Nuremberg. Loschge Leonhard. 1687
Extremely scarce small copper engraved view of Megalopolis Peloponnesus from Loschge's "Neue vermehrte Beschreibungder trflichen Halbinsel Morea mit den Angrezenten Inseln und Provinzen des Coronelli und andern Italianischen Schriften"
Modern hand colour.
The city was founded in 371 BC by the Theban general Epaminondas in an attempt to form a political counterweight to Sparta. It was one of the 40 places that were megále pólis (great city). Megalopolis became the seat of the Arcadian League in 370 BC, which in the 3rd century BC became the Achaean League. In 331 BC, Megalopolis was invaded by the Spartans and there was a battle with the Macedonians that came to Megalopolis' help. The Macedonians defeated the Spartans. In 223 BC, the Spartan king Cleomenes III burnt down the city but it was reinstated by Philopoemen, the general of the Achaean League. The city was abandoned during the Middle Ages. The nearby village of Sinano (Σινάνο), situated south of the ancient city, was renamed Megalopoli after Greek Independence. Dark impression; modern hand colour; mounted.
Not In Zacharakis but description of maps Nos 2080-2101. 65 by 115mm (2½ by 4½ inches).    €120
Stock No. 2722 - Greece full description

Leontari, Arcadia, Peloponnesus.

Leontari. Loschge, Leonhard. Leontari. "Leondari" Nürnberg/ Nuremberg. Loschge Leonhard. 1687
Extremely scarce small copper engraved view of Leontari, Peloponnesus from Loschge's "Neue vermehrte Beschreibungder trflichen Halbinsel Morea mit den Angrezenten Inseln und Provinzen des Coronelli und andern Italianischen Schriften"
Modern hand colour.
The castle of Leontari has been a Byzantine castle-city that flourished mainly in the 14th century. It was a military base for the Paleologi dynasty and one of the major cities of the Despotate of Mystras. Dark impression; modern hand colour; mounted.
Not In Zacharakis but description of maps Nos 2080-2101. 65 by 114mm (2½ by 4½ inches).    €150
Stock No. 2729 - Greece full description

Zarnata Castle, Messinia, Mani. Peloponnesus.

Zarnata. Loschge.Leonhard. Zarnata. "Zarnatar" Nürnberg/ Nuremberg Loschge Leonhard. 1687
Extremely scarce small copper engraved view of the castle of Zarnata, Messinia, Mani Peloponnesus from Loschge's "Neue vermehrte Beschreibungder trflichen Halbinsel Morea mit den Angrezenten Inseln und Provinzen des Coronelli und andern Italianischen Schriften"
Modern hand colour
One of the 4 major castles of Mani. It is a castle of the Late-Byzantine which was destroyed by the Ottomans who rebuilt it in the 17th century.
In the late Byzantine era there is mention of Zarnata being passed from the Despot Theodoros Palaeologos to the eventual last Emperor of Constantinople, Constantine. The walls show a steady development from ancient times and it is thought by some to have Frankish remains but τηερε ισ no reference to the fortress in Frankish sources - though it seems unlikely that any occupying power would leave such a dominating position vacant. Dark impression; modern hand colour; mounted.
Not In Zacharakis but description of maps Nos 2080-2101. 65 by 115mm (2½ by 4½ inches).    €120
Stock No. 2723 - Greece full description

Peleponnesus and Southern Greece.

Grece Particuliere. Mallet, Allain Manesson. "Grece Particuliere". Paris Thierry. Denys. 1683
Copper engraved map of Southern Greece, focusing on the Peleponnesus, from Mallet's "Description de l'Univers" 1st edition. Text to verso.
. Dark impression; inner left margin 5mm
Zacharakis 2139/1403 157 by 118mm (6¼ by 4¾ inches).    €70
Stock No. 1259 - Greece full description

Peloponnesus.

Morea Piacenza, Francesco Delinea Fran Placentia
Sculpsit Fran.Guianottus Mut.
"Morea" Modena "Eredi Soliani stampatori Ducali" [1686]1688
Copper engraved map of the Peloponnesus, from "L'Egeo redivivo , o' sia choragraphia dell' Archipelago" dated in the cartouche 1686. Verso blank. Dark impression with ample margins; old tear to right margin; browning to centre fold and upper right corner; spotting to cartouche.
Zacharakis :2629/1693 187 by 224mm (7¼ by 8¾ inches).    €500
Stock No. 1675 - Greece full description

Hydra, Spetses and islands of the ArgoSaronic Gulf.

Hydra & Spetses. Piacenza, Francesco Delinea Fran Placentia
Sculpsit Fran.Guianottus Mut.
Hydra & Spetses. "Isole Solari." Modena "Eredi Soliani stampatori Ducali" 1688
Copper engraved map of Hydra, Spetses & the other small islands surrounding them in the ArgoSaronic Gulf. from "L'Egeo redivivo, o' sia choragraphia dell' Archipelago". Text to verso. Good impression, slight show through of text from verso.
Zacharakis :2687/1751 170 by 121mm (6¾ by 4¾ inches).    €250
Stock No. 1730 - Greece full description

Korinthian Gulf, and Ioanian Sea

Site of the battle of Lepanto, the Korinthian Gulf and the Ionian Sea. Porcacchi Da Castiglione, Tommaso. Girolamo Porro Of Padua Site of the battle of Lepanto, the Korinthian Gulf and the Ionian Sea. "Il Sito de Curzolari" Venice Simone Galignani & Girolamo Porro. 1576
Copper engrved map showing the site of the Battle of Lepanto, the Gulf of Korinth and the coast. north to Prevesa and of the Peloponesus; by Girolamo Porro from Porcacchi's " L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo" 1576 2nd edition [ 1st 1572]. Set in a page of descripive Italian text [page 85], with decorative, woodcut headpiece and historiated initial. Single page. folio, text to verso. Good impression. good margins. Minor dampstaining to upper corners of leaf.
Zacherakis 2744/1796 110 by 150mm (4¼ by 6 inches).    €250
Stock No. 1091 - Greece full description

Peloponnesus/ Morea.

Morea Penisola Porcacchi Da Castiglione, Tommaso. Girolamo Porro Of Padua "Morea Penisola" Venice Simone Galignani & Girolamo Porro. 1576
Copper engrvaed map of the Peloponnesus by Girolamo Porro from Porcacchi's " L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo" 1576 2nd edition [ 1st 1572]. Set in a page of descripive Italian text [page 101], with decorative, woodcut headpiece and historiated initial. Single page. folio, text to verso. Dark impression. good margins. Minor dampstaining to upper corners of leaf.
Zacherakis 2731/1783 110 by 150mm (4¼ by 6 inches).    €250
Stock No. 1093 - Greece full description

Peloponnesus.

Peloponnesus today Morea... Seutter, Matthäus Peloponnesus today Morea... "Peloponnesus hodie Morea.ad normam, veterum et recentiorum maapar accuratissime adornata aeri incisa et venalis exposita per Matth. seutter S.C.M. Geogr. Augustanum." Augsburg, Seutter, Matthäus c 1725-42
Copper engraved map of the Peloponnesus from Seutter's "Atlas Novus". Original old colour; verso blank.
The map shows the whole of the Peloponnesus with the Ionian islands of Levkada, Kephalonia, Ithaka and Zakinthos to the right; Kithera/ Cerigo to the south with the Corinthian and Saronic Gulfs.
Black and white decorative title cartouche depicting the Lion of Venice vanquishing the Turks on the behalf of Christianity, represented by a cross and the cathedral of St. Marks. Good dark impression; very light toning; slight soiling to blank margins.
Zacherakis 3343/2177, [Variant without privilege} 488 by 582mm (19¼ by 23 inches).    €750
Stock No. 2510 - Greece full description


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