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Herceg Novi in 1684 -- Ottoman Venetian War

Finely engraved plan of the fortress and the city of Herceg Novi.

The map shows the former Venetian controlled city of Herceg Novi, "as it appeared in 1684."

The map appeared in Racconto historico della Veneta guerra in Levante diretta dal valore del Serenissimo Principe Francesco Morosini / opera postuma di Alessandro Locatelli, published in Venice in 1691.

The Turks conquered Herceg Novi in 1482, and ruled for 200 years, until 1687. They built Kanli Tower on the upper edge of the city. However, there was a short pause between 1538 and 1539 when it was held by the Spaniards before they were defeated in the Siege of Castelnuovo. In their brief overlordship, the Spanish built a Hispaniola fort above the city that is well-preserved today. Evliya Çelebi visits the Bay of Kotor and mentions Croats, Bosnians and Albanians (Arnauts) who live in the Herceg Novi.