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, Battle of Zonchio (Aug. 1499), Battle, Sea, Battleship, Italian, Renaissance, Venetian, Woodcut
The Battle of Zonchio (Navarino). Woodcut coloured using stencils, Italy, ca. 1499. An impression of this print was part of the now-lost collection of Ferdinand Columbus (1488-1539), son of Christopher Columbus. The battle shown here was fought in August 1499 off Zonchio, north of Navarino (Peloponnese). The combatants were a Turkish vessel commanded by Kemal Ali (shown standing on the deck of his ship), and two Venetian vessels commanded by Antonio Loredan and Albano d'Armer. The Turks were victorious; Loredan was killed when his ship was burnt, and Armer was taken as a prisoner to Istanbul, where he was sawn into pieces on the order of Bajazet II. This is possibly the first print of an actual naval battle. 548 x 800 mm. PD 1932,0709.1.
British Museum, London, Great Britain
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© The Trustees of the British Museum / Art Resource, NY
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3072 X 2217 px