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Temenos Fortress, Kanli Castelli, Crete.

Temenos Castle. Boschini, Marco. Temenos Castle. "Castel Temene" Venice "Marco Boschini Venetiano, al Serinissima Principe E Regal Collegio di Venetia" 1651
Black & white copper engraved birdseye view/ map of the castle of Temene from Marco Boschini's "Il Regno tutto di Candia"single page; verso blank.
The view/ map shows the castle of Temenos,and the village called Kanli Castelli, today known as Prophet Elijah, The village is situated at the foot of the steep two-peaked hill Rocca, at the start of Malades valley

The hill was ideal for the construction of an impregnable castle, as it dominates throughout the surrounding area. Also, there was a natural fresh water source on Rocca, which fed the fountain Fountana, located inside the fort.

Rocca is believed to be the acropolis of the ancient city Lykastos, mentioned by Homer. Much later, when Nicephorus Phocas liberated Crete from the Saracen pirates in 961AD, he first founded a fort on Rocca, in order to transfer the city of Candia there. The fort was built, but Candia was not moved, as its port was very important for the Cretans. Thus, the fortress was left alone overlooking the region and was named Temenos. Even today, the whole province is called Temenos Province.

During the Cretan War, i.e. the war between Venetian-Cretans and Turks, most battles took place in the countryside, as the Great Castle of Candia resisted for 22 years. In the wider area of Iraklion, Christians were led by the abbot of the monastery Agarathos, Athanasios Christoforos and the scholar Gerasimos Vlachos, while the Venetian general Gildasis (Gil d 'Has) attacked the Turks in several places. During one of these attacks, in 1647, Gil d' Has attacked the Turks who had occupied the fortress Temenos, slaughtering almost all of them. In 1669, after the Turks conquered Candia, the fort was donated by the Sultan to the Venetian traitor of Candia, Andrea Barozzi. The fort was then named Kanli Castelli, i.e. bloody fort, so as to commemorate the massacre of the Turkish army in 1647. However, there were references to the fort, naming it as Nefs Temenos. Dark impression, on laid paper.
Not described by Zacherakis; Blackmer /Navari:171; Blackmer/Sotheby's:37. 217 by 163mm (8½ by 6½ inches).    €400
Stock No. 2121 - Greece full description

Tsoutsouras, Crete.

Tsoutsouras beach. Boschini, Marco. Tsoutsouras beach. "Spiaggi di Zuzzuro" Venice "Marco Boschini Venetiano, al Serinissima Principe E Regal Collegio di Venetia" 1651
Black & white copper engraved birdseye view/ map of the beach at Tsoutsouras from Marco Boschini's "Il Regno tutto di Candia"single page; verso blank.
The view/ map shows the beach at Tsoutsouras; ship and fish to sea. Dark impression, on laid paper; light dampstain to edge of right blank margin.
Zacherakis:631/433; Blackmer /Navari:171; Blackmer/Sotheby's:37. 217 by 165mm (8½ by 6½ inches).    €300
Stock No. 2111 - Greece full description

Xerokampos, Crete.

Xerokampos. Boschini, Marco. Xerokampos. "Xero Cambo" Venice "Marco Boschini Venetiano, al Serinissima Principe E Regal Collegio di Venetia" 1651
Black & white copper engraved birdseye view/ map of Xerokampos in eastern Crete from Marco Boschini's "Il Regno tutto di Candia"single page; verso blank.
The view/ map shows the coast at Xerokampos in eastern Crete; ship and large fish to sea. Dark impression, on laid paper; dampstain to right blank margin.
Zacherakis:625/427; Blackmer /Navari:171; Blackmer/Sotheby's:37. 217 by 165mm (8½ by 6½ inches).    €400
Stock No. 2105 - Greece full description

Crete, the Kingdom of Candia.

Map of the Kingdom of Candia. Bouttats Gaspar. Map of the Kingdom of Candia. "Carta del Regno di Candia" Vienna Gio. Battista Hacque c1670
Copper engraved, black and white map of Crete by Gaspar Bouttats, from"Historia di Leopoldo Cesare" by Galeazzo Gualdo Priorato.
The map is after the cartography of Marco Boschini [Zacherakis: 592/394.] but has fewer place names. Fair impression; 2 sheets joined and folded therefor many vertical creases; paper soft; 6 small wormholes, 3 just within plate at left edge ,another 3 in right half east of Candia.
Zacharakis:673/459. 230 by 673mm (9 by 26½ inches).    €650
Stock No. 2522 - Greece full description

The Venetian Ports of Corfu and Candia.

Candia & The City of Corfu. Braun & Hogenberg. Frans Hogenberg & Simon Novellanus` Candia & The City of Corfu. "Candia" & " La Cita de Corfu." Cologne G von Kempen? 1576
2 copper engraved views of the Venetian cities of Iraklion, Crete and Corfu from the second volume of Braun & Hogenberg's "Civitas Orbis Terrarum." German text to verso; original old colour; 2 views on 1 plate.
The upper view shows Iraklion known as "Candia" during the Venetian occupation seen from the sea with the castle and city walls, A fishing boat and galley to foreground.
The lower view of the Old Fort and town of Corfu/ Kerkyra ; The citadel topped by "old "and "new" castles and separated by a moat from the city; many venetian galleys in the port and surrounding sea; various areas identified including San Rocho and "El Bazzaro" now known as the Spianada . Dark impression; old colour; light toning; occasional spotting, one darker rust spot to upper right corner of Candia ,another to port of Corfu.[near to one of the moored galleys] and on the sea side lower right ; some smudges and soiling, mainly to blank margins; old tear to lower plate near centre fold, approx. 90mm, with old repair to verso; A few stains to blank verso.
Keoman vol2; B&H 8/53 370` by 486mm (14½ by 19¼ inches). Candia 175x486mm; Corfu 190x486mm.    €1000
Stock No. 2486 - Greece full description

The Island of Crete.

Crete. Camocio, Giovanni Francisco. Crete. "Candia nel Creta." Venice Ferrando and/or Donato Bertell. 1566-74
Copper engraved view of the island of Crete from Camoccio's " Isole Famose Porti, Fortezze E Terre Maritime" . Verso blank.
The map shows the island surrounded by ships and gallions, Decorative title cartouche with long text to upper right; compass rose to sea. Dark impression; Ink spot to upper blank margin and old ink number to lower left corner.
Blackmer /Navari:274; Zacharakis:786/512. 201 by 160mm (8 by 6¼ inches).    €1000
Stock No. 2751 - Greece full description

Vignettes of Forts, Ports and Islands of Crete.

Fort of Torlulu; Fort of  Agais Thodoroi.;  Agais Thodoroi.; Beach of the Castle of Apicono;Island of Gavdos; Fort of Garabusa;  Port of Marathi; View of the port of Suda; Port of Suda ; Port of Chania. CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. Fort of Torlulu; Fort of Agais Thodoroi.; Agais Thodoroi.; Beach of the Castle of Apicono;Island of Gavdos; Fort of Garabusa; Port of Marathi; View of the port of Suda; Port of Suda ; Port of Chania. "Fortezza di Torlulv; Fort di S.Teodoro; Sn. Todaro;Piaggio di Castel Apicorno nell isola di Candia; Isola di Gozzi di Candia; Fortezza di Carbusa; Porto di Marathi; Veduta del Porto della Suda ; Porto della Suda; Porto della Canea.." Venice. CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. 1696
Double page copper engraved sheet from CORONELLI's "Isolario descrittione geografico-historia... Tomo II dell' Atlante Veneto." Text to verso including vignette view of the port of Chania.
The sheet shows 9 vignettes of Forts, Ports and Islands of Crete. Each vignette has a plate number engraved within the plate. The plates also appeared in Coronelli's "Il Mediterraneo" [ 1688, 1707] and his " Citta, Fortezze, Porti et altri luoghi dei Regno & Isolaq di Candia"of 1706 Good Impression; small paper fault to left margin; pinprick worm holes to lower centrefold blank margin.
Zacharakis : 1108/742, 1109/743, 1113/747,1114/748. 135 by 172mm (5¼ by 6¾ inches) each vignette, overall page sizeincluding margins 500x690mm.    €750
Stock No. 2754 - Greece full description

Iraklion, Crete.

Candia, Town Plan. CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. Candia, Town Plan. "Pianta Della real Fortezza,e Citta di Candia"with on verso "Castello di Candia". Venice CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. 1696
Large double page copper engraved town plan of Candia/ Iraklion, Crete from CORONELLI's "Isolario descrittione geografico-historia... Tomo II dell' Atlante Veneto." Black & white; Italian text and half page plan of the Castle " Castello di Candia " to verso
The town plan which shows the full fortifications of the city of Candia, Iraklion.appears on a fringed drape suspended by Nails at the top; military and scientific instruments seen in the lower cornersas if on the floor of a military tent. Title cartouche of laurel leaves. Dark impression ; lower margin a little short. The plate cracked early in production and these faults can be seen printed on the map[ two dark "cracks" to left half and another just entering the cartouche these can be seen on the plan of the Castle on verso with due to the amount of ink which collected
Phillips 521. 450 by 616mm (17¾ by 24¼ inches).Castle plan:227 x 290mm.    €750
Stock No. 2517 - Greece full description

Crete

Crete[ Dapper, Olfert Crete[ "Creta nu Candia /met d'oude en hedentlaeghse namen" Amsterdam Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, Boom. Someren en Goethals
Copper engraved. double page, map of the Island of Crete. [ with the old and modern day names]
From Olfert Dapper's" Naukeurige Beschryving der Eilanden in de Archipel der Middelantsche Zee"1688. Double page, folio, verso blank Dark impression. wide margins. Light dampstaining to lower. margin. not effecting the engraved area. tear 30mm to lower blank margin[repaired]
Zacharakis1316/900 253 by 342mm (10 by 13½ inches).    €650
Stock No. 1044 - Greece full description

Paleochora & Gavdos island, Crete

Gossi/ Gavdos & Castel Selino/ Paleochora Dapper, Olfert Gossi/ Gavdos & Castel Selino/ Paleochora "Eylant van Gossi van Candia"& "De Zuydt Kust vant Eylandt Candia / tegen over Gozzi di Candia" Amsterdam Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, Boom. Someren en Goethals
Copper engraved birds eye view of Gavdos island in the Lybian sea south of Crete [the southernmost point in Greece]& of "'present day" Paleochora ["Castle Selino"] in south west Crete. 2 Views on 1 page.
From Olfert Dapper's" Naukeurige Beschryving der Eilanden in de Archipel der Middelantsche Zee"1688. Single page, folio, verso blank Dark impression of both views. Short lower margin 6mm, 10mm to right margin. left & top margin approx 28mm
128 by 162mm (5 by 6½ inches) Gavdos. 10x164mm Paleochora.    €250
Stock No. 1045 - Greece full description


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