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Navarino, Pylos,Messenia, Peloponnesus,

Loschge, Leonhard. Navarino. "Navarino" Nürnberg/ Nuremberg. Loschge Leonhard. 1687
Extremely scarce small copper engraved map of Navarino and Pylos in Messania Peloponnesus from Loschge's "Neue vermehrte Beschreibungder trflichen Halbinsel Morea mit den Angrezenten Inseln und Provinzen des Coronelli und andern Italianischen Schriften"
Modern hand colour
The map shows the area & position of Navarino, modern Pylos with the castle guarding the bay which a large ship is approaching. The map mentions three names the Franco Italian Porto Zonchio, a Greek one, Avarinos later shortened to Varinos or lengthened to Anavarinos which became Navarino in Italian and Navarin in French and Pila from Pylos its ancient name down to Byzantine times,. Good impression; modern hand colour; slight creasing; upper margin short due to binding; mounted.

Leonhard Loschge; active 1675-1700 [ died 1714]

Was a German bookseller and publisher in Nuremberg. He published his "Neue vermehrte Beschreibungder trflichen Halbinsel Morea mit den Angrezenten Inseln und Provinzen des Coronelli und andern Italianischen Schriften"in 1687with numerous miniature views and maps after Coronelli ; the views are original and not just reduced versions of the Coronelli; some are copies of those that appear in Jacob von Sandrart's " Kurtze Beschreibung von Venedig auch der Grieschischen Provintz and Pen-Insel Morea, snbt der jetzigen Kreigs-Handlung" also published in Nuremberg in 2 editions in 1682 & 1686.[ It is possible to identify Loschge's plates as they do not have a plate number within the engraving.]

HJacob von Sandrart ( 1630 - 1708 ) was engraver, art dealer and publisher in Nuremberg.
Zacharakis:2100. 66 by 114mm (2½ by 4½ inches).   ref: 2771  €200

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