Print with titles in Dutch and Latin:
At bottom: Pet:Schenk Exc: Amst: Cum Priv:
Battle on 21st July, resumed on 22nd and 23rd with Venetians victorious (according to print). Did this battle occur? Peace treaty between Ottoman Empire and Venice signed on 21st July. (Maybe battle between two fleets of July 1716?)
Superb ship graphics of closest two ships in close combat.
Copper engraving. Based on totality of engravings offered for sale, it looks to be original drawing by Adolf van der Laan (1685?-1755), engraved by Leon Schenk, printed by Peter Schenk the Younger, Amsterdam, around 1730.
Print slight cut-down at bottom (based on far right border, top print extracted from book?)
Condition: very nice, slight age browning.
Dimensions: 21 X 15 3/4 cm
Peter Schenk the Younger (born 15 February 1693 in Amsterdam; died: 14 January 1775) was a Dutch engraver and map publisher active in Leipzig.
He was the son of the engraver and map publisher Peter Schenk the Elder who owned a shop in Liepzig and travelled regularly between there and Amsterdam in the 17th century. In 1715 Peter the Younger traveled to Liepzig in order to sell some paintings by Jan van Huchtenburgh and Jan and Willem van Mieris.
The Seventh Ottoman–Venetian War was fought between the Republic of Venice and the Ottoman Empire between 1714 and 1718. It was the last conflict between the two powers, and ended with an Ottoman victory and the loss of Venice's major possession in the Greek peninsula, the Peloponnese (Morea). Venice was saved from a greater defeat by the intervention of Austria in 1716. The Austrian victories led to the signing of the Treaty of Passarowitz in 1718, which ended the war.
This war was also called the Second Morean War, the Small War or, in Croatia, the War of Sinj.
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