Princeton University Library Catalog

General view of Mount Sinai.

Format:
Visual material
Published/​Created:
Venice : [s.n.], 17271736.
Description:
1 item ; print 51 x 58.6 cm. sheet 57 x 79.6 cm.
Notes:
  • Unidentified Artist [engraver]
  • Medium: Engravings
  • Depiction: Bird's-eye view of Mount Sinai, with legend of 27 topographic features.
  • Item description: Among the earliest known religious prints produced for circulation in the Orthodox East.
  • Inscribed in plate: Upper far right, "Echei to son pneuma, ho ouranos, soma de / to theion tethesauri[s]tai en Sina haima mar/tyriou, en Alexandroupolei, sophe Ai / Katerina, skepe tous doulous sou / Eleo Theon Archiepiskopos tou hagiou kai theovadistou.
Source acquisition:
Acquired with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund.
References:
  • Papastratou, Dore. Paper Icons: Greek Orthodox Religious Engravings, 1665-1899. Athens: Papastratos; Recklinghausen: A. Bongers, 1990. [Marquand Library (SA) Oversize NE655.2 .P3713 1990q]
  • Papastratos 387
  • Deluga, Waldemar and Zych, Iwona. Greek Church Prints, Print Quarterly 19, no. 2 (June 2002): pp. 123-135.Byron,
  • R., and Rice, D. Talbot. The Birth of Western Painting. London, 1936, p. 191, pl. 92.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Print Greek 18th century
Other title(s):
A Collection of Early Religious Prints Made for the Monastery of Saint Catherine, Sinai, No. 11
Other views:
Staff view