“The Morean War” by Dapper (1688)

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from the original map of “Platte Gront van de Stad en Fort van Koron, Belegert en verovert door de Republik van Venetien des Iaers 1685” (View of the city ans fortress of Koroni, with reference to the conquest of the city by the Venetians during the sixth Ottoman-Venetian War) , Naukeurige beschrijving van Morea, eertijts Peloponnesus; en de eilanden, gelegen onder de kusten van Morea, en binnen en buiten de Golf van Venetien; waer onder de voornaemte Korfu, Cefalonia, Sant Maura, Zanten, en andere in grooten getale, Amsterdam, Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, Boom, Someren en Goethals, 1688; designer, engravers: Joa de Broen, Bastiaen Stopendael (1637-1726)

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The Morean War (Italian: La guerra di Morea, Turkish: Mora Savaşı) is the better-known name for the Sixth Ottoman–Venetian War. The war was fought between 1684–1699, as part of the wider conflict known as the “Great Turkish War”, between the Republic of Venice and the Ottoman Empire. Military operations ranged from Dalmatia to the Aegean Sea, but the war’s major campaign was the Venetian conquest of the Morea (Peloponnese) peninsula in southern Greece. On the Venetian side, the war was fought to avenge the loss of Crete in the Cretan War (1645–1669), while the Ottomans were entangled in their northern frontier against the Habsburgs and were unable to concentrate their forces against the Republic. As such, the Morean War holds the distinction of being the only Ottoman–Venetian conflict from which Venice emerged victorious, gaining significant territory. Venice’s expansionist revival would be short-lived however, as their gains were reversed by the Ottomans in 1715.

Olfert Dapper (1636-1689) was a Flemish doctor and erudite, in particular an excellent scholar of Classic Greek and Latin literature. He wrote books about world history and geography, although he never travelled outside the Netherlands.
Olfert Dapper was born in early 1636 in the Jordaan in Amsterdam.

In 1663 wrote a book on the history of Amsterdam. His Description of Africa (1668) is a key text for African studies.His book “is one of the most authoritative 17th century accounts on Africa published in German. Translations appeared in English, French, and German. Dapper never traveled to Africa but used reports by Jesuit missionaries and other (Dutch) explorers. Within a few years he published about China, India, Persia, Georgia, and Arabia. His books became well known in his own time. The fine plates include views of Algiers, Benin, Cairo, Cape Town, La Valetta, Marrakech, St. Helena, Tangier, Tripoli, Tunis, as well as, animals and plants.

Dapper was buried on 29 December 1689 in Amsterdam.

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Illustration of people riding an elephant, from the 1681 German edition of the Dapper’s Description of Asia (1680)

Historische beschryving der Stadt Amsterdam : waer in de voornaemste geschiedenissen … hier ter stede voor-gevallen zijn, verhandelt, en … in meer als tzeventigh kopere platen … vertoont worden (1663)

Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche Eylanden (1668)

Gedenkwaerdig bedryf der Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Maetschappye, op de kuste en in het Keizerrijk van Taising of Sina: behelzende het 2e gezandschap aen den Onder-Koning Singlamong … Vervolgt met een verhael van het voorgevallen des jaers 1663 en 1664 op de kuste van Sina … en het 3e gezandschap aan Konchy, Tartarsche Keizer van Sina en Oost Tartarye … beneffens een beschryving van geheel Sina (1670)

Asia, of naukeurige beschryving van het rijk des Grooten Mogols, en een groot gedeelte van Indiën: … beneffens een volkome beschryving van geheel Persie, Georgie, Mengrelie en andere gebuur-gewesten … verciert doorgaens met verscheide afbeeldingen in kooper gesneden (1672)

Naukeurige beschrijving van gantsch Syrie, en Palestyn of Heilige lant; … beneffens de landen van Perea of Over-Jordaen, Galilea, byzonder Palestyn, Judea en Idumea: … verrijkt met lantkaerten en afbeeldingen der voornaemste steden, en gedenkwaerdighste gebouwen (1677)

Naukeurige beschryving van Asie : behelsende de gewesten Mesopotamie, Babylonie, Assyrie, Anatolie of Klein Asie : beneffens eene volkome beschrijving van gansch … Arabie (1680)

Naukeurige beschrijving van Morea, eertijts Peloponnesus; en de eilanden, gelegen onder de kusten van Morea, en binnen en buiten de Golf van Venetien; waer onder de voornaemte Korfu, Cefalonia, Sant Maura, Zanten, en andere in grooten getale (1688)

Naukeurige beschryving der Eilanden, in de Archipel der Middelantsche Zee, en omtrent dezelve, gelegen: waer onder de voornaemste Cyprus, Rhodus, Kandien, Samos, Scio, Negroponte (1688)

Bastiaen Stoopendaal (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; Dutch; Male; 1637 – 1693)

Etcher, engraver and draughtsman. Born and died in Amsterdam; father of Daniel Stoopendaal.

Sources: Wikipedia

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