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Siege of Coron during the Sixth Ottoman–Venetian War

Detailed battle plan of the Siege of Coron in 1685.

The map shows the Venetian fleet's attack on Coron, under the command of Morosini 

On June 21,1685, the Venetian fleet set sail for the Peloponnese, landing outside the former Venetian fort of Coron (Koroni) on June 25, where the force of 8,000 laid siege to the town. After several months of defensive manoevers, the Ottoman efforts to break the siege were defeated on August 11, the fortress surrendered .

Matthaus Merian Biography

Mathaus Merian (1593-1650) was the father of engraver Matthäus the Younger, and of the painter, engraver, and naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian. He was born in Basel, Switzerland and trained in engraving in Zurich. After a time in Nancy, Paris and Strasbourg, he settled in Frankfurt. While there, he worked for Johann Theodor de Bry, the publisher and son of the travel writer. In 1617, he married Maria Magdalena de Bry, Johann Theodor’s daughter. In 1623, Merian took over the de Bry publishing house upon the death of his father-in-law. Merian’s best known works are detailed town views which, due to their accuracy and artistry, form a valuable record of European urban life in the first half of the sixteenth century