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Gallipolis. Turkey.

Dapper, Olfert. "Callipolis" Amsterdam Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, Boom. Someren en Goethals 1688
Copper engraved View of Gallipolis. Turkey.
From Olfert Dapper's" Naukeurige Beschryving der Eilanden in de Archipel der Middelantsche Zee"1688. Double, folio, blank verso. Dark impression. wide margins. . Slight dampstaining to lower blank margin. Hole. 5mm, at centre fold due to thinning of paper.

Gallipoli was always of strategic importance due to its position on the Dardenelle straits. this can bee seen in the Illustration of the fortress.
It is remembered now days because of the defeat of the Allies including the ANZACs in 1915. in the Gallipoli campaign.
Olfert Dapper: "Naukeurige Beschryving der Eilanden inde Archipel der Miidlantsche Zee" 1688 first edition with Dutch text.
262 by 362mm (10¼ by 14¼ inches).   ref: 1087  €180

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