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
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