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The Battle of Zonchio (Navarino)
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This may be the first European print to depict an actual historical naval battle. The Battle of Zonchio was fought between the Ottoman Turks and the Venetians in August 1499 off Zonchio, nrth of Navarino, in the Greek Peloponnese. The Ottomans were victorious. One of the Venetian commanders was killed during the battle and the other was taken as a prisoner to Istanbul, where he was sawn into pieces on the order of the Ottoman sultan Bajazet II.

The woodcut print was developed during the XV century and quickly became the most important medium for producing images of topical interest. This impression, coloured using stencils and from a famous album of early woodcuts that once belonged to the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II, is the only one of this print that survives, although many must have been made. One is known to have been part of the now-lost collection of Ferdinand Columbus, son of Christopher Columbus.

The Battle of Zonchio (Navarino)


From Italy, c. AD 1499.
Ht. 54,8 cm.




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