Candia

We have already given an account of Candia (click here for the full article on Candia, modern-day Heraklion, in Crete). The relief is very similar to the plan depicted in Marco Boschini's "Il regno tvtto di Candia. Delineato a parte", published in Venice in 1651, right down to the small two masted ship entering the harbour. It also shares the same orientation as this map viewing the city from the north.

The sculpture also clearly shows the harbourside ship sheds with their 'corrugated' roofs, cavaliers'inside some of the bastions'and a line of buildings possibly marking the line of the earlier town wall with a gateway. Also shown are the detached works of the Fort of St. Demetrious and other domestic buildings

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