1688 – J. Danckerts – Fortressen van Moraea


Title:           “D’Voornaamste Fortressen van Moraea…”


A rare engraving by Justus Danckerts with 18 views of Morean fortified cities. Morea is the name of the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece.

S. Maura – The Castle of Santa Maura is a fortress on the northeastern tip of the Greek island of Lefkada;

Castel Tornese – Chlemoutsi is a medieval castle in the Peloponnese, southern Greece;

Misitra – Mystras it is a city-castle;

Athene – Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece;

Lepanto – Nafpaktos is a town and a former municipality in Aetolia Akarnania, West Greece;

Corinto – Corinth was a city-state on the Isthmus of Corinth, Greece;

Zarnata – the castle of Zarnata, Peloponnese Messenia, Greece;

Megara – ancient settlement in Attica region, southern Greece.;

Patrasso – The Patras Fortress, the city of Patras;

Fortresse de Zante – the Venetian castle of Zakynthos is above Zakynthos town in the region of Bochali;

Fortresse de Cerigo – the Venetian castle Cerigo in the island Kythira, Greece;

Napoli di Romania – Nafplio is a coastal city located in the Peloponnese, Greece;

Cefalonia – Saint George Castle in Ionian islands Cephalonia, Greece;

Malvasia – Monemvasia is a town and a municipality in Laconia, Greece;

Navarino – Navarino castle, Frankish fortress near Pylos, Greece;

Modon – Methoni the Venetian castle in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece;

Coron – Koroni the Venetian castle in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece;

Calamata – the castle of Kalamáta in Peloponnese, in southern Greece.

The engraving was created during the war between Venetians and Turkish Empire for domination over the region in the years 1684-1699.

The map comes from the atlas “Atlas Bij Iustus Danckers in de Calverftraet inde Dancbaerheijt” published by Justus Danckerts in Amsterdam, 1688.

Cartographer/Publisher:  Justus Danckerts (1635-1701)
Sheet size:               61,8 x 52,3 cm
Year:                          1688
Technique:             copper engraving

Good condition. A few tiny marginal restorations, lightly age-toned. Nicely colored.


This is an original antique map published in 1688 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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