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Francois De Belleforest:  (Durres, Albania) Durzze, iadu Dyrrache, ville d'Albanie, prise par le Truck sur les Venetians

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Title: (Durres, Albania) Durzze, iadu Dyrrache, ville d'Albanie, prise par le Truck sur les Venetians

Map Maker: Francois De Belleforest

Place / Date: Paris / 1575

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 8.5 x 6 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $195.00

Inventory ID: 40543


Description:

Scarce map of the port of Vlore, which appeared in Francois de Belleforest's Cosmographie Universelle De Tout le Monde. 

The map depiicts the city during its Turkish period.

 

In 1376 the Navarrese Company Louis of Évreux, Duke of Durazzo, who had gained the rights on the Kingdom of Albania from his second wife, attacked and conquered the city, but in 1383 Karl Topia regained control of the city.  The Republic of Venice regained control in 1392 and retained the city, known as Durazzo in those years, as part of the Albania Veneta.  It fended off a siege by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in 1466 but fell to Ottoman forces in 1501.

 


Condition Description: Minor dampstaining in text.


References: Howgego, Printed Maps Of London 3; Pastoureau, M. Belleforest I-1, 4.


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