Vuew de la Ville et du Chateau de Coron.Assiege par les Rouses en 1770.
Lithograph rare with very large margins. Printed area 240 x 350mm (9½ x 13¾").
The siege of Koroni by a Russian fleet during the 'Orlov Revolt', a Greek independence struggle in 1770. Prompted by a lavish promise of Russian aid, the Greeks rebelled but were shocked by the small fleet sent under the command of Count Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov (1737–1808). Although Orlov crushed the Turkish navy at the Battle of Cesme (Chios), there were not enough land troops, so the rebellion was crushed, with huge reprisals. The view was published in a Brussels edition of Choiseul-Gouffier's 'Voyage Pittoresque de la Grèce', but which also contained Melling's 'Voyage pittoresque de Constantinople et des rives du Bosphore'.
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