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No Traced Examples. The Siege of Eger.

Fantastic view of the city of Eger in eastern Hungary, while it was besieged by Ottoman forces at the end of the 16th century.

This view is finely detailed in the late Lafreri School style, showing the town center's hexagonal layout. The view shows the active defense of the city, where European mercenaries are firing canons and other arms against Ottoman troops about to breach the city.

Eger would fall during this 1596 siege and would remain under Turkish rule for the next hundred years. This is one of several siege maps by Franco, which appear to have formed part of a project for a book that was never completed or published.


OCLC lists no examples of this work. We were unable to trace any additional examples of this work known. The present example was loaned to Stanford for their catalog on Renaissance Exploration. Unlisted in Bifolco and Ronca.