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Francois De Belleforest:  Napoli Citta nella Provincia della Morea (Nafplio or Napoli di Romania)

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Title: Napoli Citta nella Provincia della Morea (Nafplio or Napoli di Romania)

Map Maker: Francois De Belleforest

Place / Date: Paris / 1575

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 8.5 x 6 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $495.00

Inventory ID: 39724


Description:

Scarce map of the fortified city and harbor at Nafplio, during the Ottoman Reign, which appeared in Francois de Belleforest's Cosmographie Universelle De Tout le Monde. 

The area surrounding Nafplio has been inhabited since ancient times, but few signs of this remain visible. The town has been a stronghold on several occasions during Classical Antiquity. It seems to be mentioned on an Egyptian funerary inscription of Amenophis III, as Nuplija.  The city surrendered to the Ottomans in 1540, who renamed it Mora Yeniehri and established it as the seat of a Sanjak.  The Venetians retook Nafplio in 1685 and made it the capital of their "Kingdom of the Morea".

 


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