Han, Paul Conrad Balthasar. Venediger Löwen-Muth und Türckischer Ubermuth.

Nuremberg, Miltenberger f. Hoffmann, [1669].

12mo. (8), 367 (instead of 369), (1) pp. (wanting p. 47/48). With double-page-sized frontispiece and 9 (2 folding) engraved plates.

(Bound with) II: [Stiege, Ch.]. Berahtschlagung der Götter über Deutschland. Ibid., 1669. (12), 295, (1) pp. With double-page-sized engraved title-page. Contemporary vellum.


One of three editions published in the same year: a rare historico-geographical account of Crete, with a focus on the capture of the island by the Ottoman fleet in 1645 and the ensuing siege. Includes a view of the naval battle of the Dardanelles as well as views of Crete, Rhodes, Malta, Cyprus and Soudha. The number of plates varies from copy to copy.

Wants fol. B12. Some engravings show unsophisticated colouring. Slight paper defect to frontispiece (professionally repaired); some browning and brownstaining throughout. Bound with this is a rare German pamphlet of Baroque political satire. Formerly in the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer.

I: BM-STC H 261. Atabey 560 (note). Blackmer 538 (note).

II: Holzmann/B. VI, 2263. Not in BM-STC, Faber du Faur or Goedeke.